verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.

  1. to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
  2. to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.

verb Archaic.

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

verb (tr)

  1. to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
  2. to supply beyond capacity or desire


  1. archaic a past tense and past participle of sit

v.“to satisfy, surfeit,” c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare “satiate”) of Middle English saden “become satiated; satiate,” from Old English sadian “to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied,” from Proto-Germanic *sadon “to satisfy, sate,” from root *sa- “to satisfy” (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.

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