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[v. sey-shee-eyt; adj. sey-shee-it, -eyt] /v. ˈseɪ ʃiˌeɪt; adj. ˈseɪ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), satiated, satiating.
1.
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
2.
to satisfy to the full; sate.
adjective
3.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin satiātus (past participle of satiāre to satisfy), equivalent to sati-enough (akin to sad) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
satiation, noun
nonsatiation, noun
unsatiating, adjective
Can be confused
sate, satiate.
Synonyms
1. glut, stuff, gorge.
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Examples from the web for satiate
  • His first week's experience has given him plenty of meat to satiate his hunger for broad social observations.
  • Adding a few nuts as snacks before you eat your main meals will satiate you.
  • Vendors on nearby streets satiate the thirsts of the crowd with bottled water and cold ice cream sandwiches.
  • One spoonful of canned dog food with a helping of fruit seems to satiate them.
  • Yes, it will satiate curiosities, possibly even some of yours.
  • Thunder on thunder exulted, rejoicing to live and to satiate the nights desire.
British Dictionary definitions for satiate

satiate

/ˈseɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
2.
to supply to satisfaction or capacity
Derived Forms
satiation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin satiāre to satisfy, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiate
v.

mid-15c., from Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare "fill full, satisfy," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Gothic saþs "satiated," Old English sæd "satisfied;" see sad). Related: Satiated; satiating.

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