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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.
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
to satisfy to the full; sate.
Origin of satiate
late Middle English
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.
1. glut, stuff, gorge. Unabridged
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  • 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


verb (transitive)
to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
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

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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