\ˈsāt, ˈsat\

Definition of SATE

archaic past of sit


transitive verb \ˈsāt\

: to fill (someone) with food so that no more is wanted

: to end (something, such as hunger or curiosity) by providing everything that is required or wanted


Full Definition of SATE

:  to cloy with overabundance :  glut
:  to appease (as a thirst) by indulging to the full

Examples of SATE

  1. The meal was more than enough to sate his hunger.
  2. The information sated their curiosity.

Origin of SATE

probably by shortening & alteration from satiate
First Known Use: 1579

Related to SATE

cram, glut, gorge, stuff, surfeit
See Synonym Discussion at satiate


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