Definition of sate
- archaic past of sit
The meal was more than enough to sate his hunger.
The information sated their curiosity.
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First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
: 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
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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