verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.
- to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
- to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
- simple past tense and past participle of sit1.
- to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
- to supply beyond capacity or desire
- 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.