- sade (obsolete)
From earlier sate, sade (“to satiate, satisfy”), from Middle English saden (“to satisfy, become satiated”), from Old English sadian (“to satisfy, satiate, fill, be sated, become wearied”), from Proto-Germanic *sadōną (“to satiate, become satisfied”), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (“sated”), from Proto-Indo-European *sā- (“to satiate, be satisfied”). Cognate with Middle Low German saden, Middle High German saten (“to saturate, satisfy, satiate”), Icelandic seðja (“to satisfy”). More at sad.
- To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to fill up.
- At last he stopped, his hunger and thirst sated.
- crowds of wanderers sated with the business and pleasure of great cities
- 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
- And still the hours passed, and at last I knew by the glimmer of light in the tomb above that the sun had risen again, and a maddening thirst had hold of me. And then I thought of all the barrels piled up in the vault and of the liquor that they held; and stuck not because 'twas spirit, for I would scarce have paused to sate that thirst even with molten lead.
- (dated) simple past tense of
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sate (plural sates)
- satay (dish)