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satiate

adjective sa·tiate \ ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət \

Definition of satiate

:filled to satiety

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Examples of satiate in a Sentence

  1. a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa

First Known Use of satiate

15th century

satiate Synonyms


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satiate

verb sa·ti·ate \ ˈsā-shē-ˌāt \

Definition of satiate

satiated; -ating
transitive verb
:to satisfy (a need, adesire, etc.) fully or to excess

satiation

play \ˌsā-shē-ˈā-shən, ˌsā-sē-\ noun

Examples of satiate in a Sentence

  1. a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst

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Origin and Etymology of satiate

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

satiate Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of satiate

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

SATIATE Defined for English Language Learners

satiate

verb

Definition of satiate for English Language Learners

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



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