satiate

adjective
sa·​tiate | \ ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət \

Definition of satiate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: filled to satiety

satiate

verb
sa·​ti·​ate | \ ˈsā-shē-ˌāt \
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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Verb

satiation \ ˌsā-​shē-​ˈā-​shən , ˌsā-​sē-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for satiate

Synonyms: Adjective

full, replete, sated, satiated, stuffed, surfeited

Synonyms: Verb

assuage, quench, sate, satisfy, slake

Antonyms: Adjective

empty, famished, hungry, starved, starving

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Verb

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

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The early flourishes, though, have more than satiated a wide swath of consumers who aren’t lured by wireless charging or augmented reality. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone," 12 Jan. 2019 Though the United States has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while growing its economy, largely by switching from coal to natural gas, other countries have yet to satiate their appetites for dirty energy. Umair Irfan, Vox, "World leaders are working out a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump," 14 Dec. 2018 In the midst of London Fashion Week, a four-day spree that underlines the need for equal parts satiating and fortifying sustenance, here Mills provides a beginner's guide to going plant-based. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 The truth is that the political arena of immigration is not going to be satiated through legislation. Fox News, "Harmeet Dhillon: Lanny Davis sold out Michael Cohen," 21 Aug. 2018 From Hulu comes a classic teen thrill ride that will surely satiate your appetite for movies like Prom Night and When a Stranger Calls. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "All the New Halloween Movies and TV Shows Premiering This Month, Ranked by Scariness," 12 Oct. 2018 This business model has drastically lowered the barrier to entry for scooter riders, allowing scooter skeptics to cheaply satiate their curiosity, turning some into loyal riders. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 But after the Giants' signing of Solder and the Bengals' trade for Cordy Glenn, two of the teams that had been hungriest for a solution at left tackle are now satiated. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Free agency fallout: NFL draft beginning to take shape amid signings," 15 Mar. 2018 But recent casting news, and the fact that Greta Gerwig has been announced as the film's director, should satiate people who love Louisa May Alcott's classic story. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Greta Gerwig's Little Women: Everything You Need to Know," 26 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of satiate

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satiate

Verb

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

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satiate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of satiate

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

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