from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of sit.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sit.
  • v. Present participle of sit.
  • n. satellite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of sit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit of sit.
  • n. An abbreviation of Saturday.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians


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  • The arterial blood oxygen saturation, a measure of how well the patient is getting oxygen from the air for his body. Usu. >90%. Often used in the plural: "What are his sats?"

    Can be used as a verb: "He's satting well and appears to be breathing comfortably."

    The negative is also acceptable: "He was breathing really hard and desatted quickly."

    January 26, 2008