sa·​tiate | \ ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət How to pronounce satiate (audio) \

Definition of satiate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: filled to satiety


sa·​ti·​ate | \ ˈsā-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce satiate (audio) \
satiated; satiating

Definition of satiate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to satisfy (a need, a desire, etc.) fully or to excess

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satiation \ ˌsā-​shē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce satiate (audio) , ˌsā-​sē-​ \ noun

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Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Adjective

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satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire. years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel readers were sated with sensationalistic stories surfeit implies a nauseating repletion. surfeited themselves with junk food cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting. sentimental pictures that cloy after a while pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite. a life of leisure eventually begins to pall glut implies excess in feeding or supplying. a market glutted with diet books gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking. gorged themselves with chocolate

Examples of satiate in a Sentence

Adjective a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa Verb a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Derek Mason has an apparent sweet tooth that his new job has urged him to satiate. Tom Green |, al, "Auburn’s versatility on defensive front has Derek Mason feeling like ‘a kid in a candy shop’," 25 Mar. 2021 If a sudden warm or cold phase causes a large number of cicadas to make a one-time mistake and come out off-schedule by four years, the insects can emerge in sufficient numbers to satiate predators and shift to a new schedule. The Conversation, oregonlive, "This is why you’ll be hearing a lot about cicadas, Brood X in the next few weeks," 13 Mar. 2021 This will continue to put pressure on Fox to satiate the audience with opinion and outrage content, not meat and potatoes news. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Newsmax's post-election ratings bonanza is over. What now?," 11 Mar. 2021 And why Inspired — which started a year ago to satiate the universal craving for good news — keeps finding the positive. Leslie Barker, Dallas News, "Anniversaries help us remember where we started — and how far we’ve come," 2 Mar. 2021 But his charity's work in providing medication and millions of mosquito nets didn't satiate Gates' philanthropic itch. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "Bill Gates: from computer programmer to know-it-all," 18 Feb. 2021 Animal rights activists have a markedly different take on farms like Mr. Chittenden’s that satiate the nation’s appetite for milk, cheese and yogurt. New York Times, "Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?," 29 Dec. 2020 That didn’t stop people from watching movies, as many turned to at-home viewing to satiate their film fix. Kathleen Christiansen,, "2020 movies: Reflecting on a year in film," 25 Dec. 2020 As concerns over the environmental and ethical consequences of meat production continue to rise, food scientists have been trying to develop more sustainable options to satiate the world's appetite for meat. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, "In a Global First, Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets Will Soon Be On the Menu in Singapore," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of satiate


15th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satiate


Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare, from satis enough — more at sad

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“Satiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiate

formal : to satisfy (a need, desire, etc.) fully

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