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 satiation (audio) , 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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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


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


a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But that might not have been enough to satiate the giant parrot., "Now that’s a dead parrot (not to mention an extremely large one)," 7 Aug. 2019 Here are ten of our favorite boîtes around the world to satiate all of your spritz cravings. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "10 Best Places to Drink Aperol Spritzes This Summer," 3 July 2019 The antipasti are satiating bites, especially the farro and parmesan pie. Sarah Rubin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Eat & Drink Your Way Through Portland," 3 July 2019 Though completely vegan, the toothsome tacos are satiating and satisfying — and practically electrified by the fiery housemade salsa. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 The nuts are a nice combination of satiating protein and fiber that do an effective job of bridging the gap between meals without additives. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The best healthy travel snacks, according to nutritionists and dietitians," 26 June 2019 Enforce the law, and all partisans should be satiated. K.c. Alfred / The San Diego Union-tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Should Sacramento control short-term rentals, Airbnb in San Diego County?," 7 June 2019 The first trailer for Ford v Ferrari is here to satiate your needs. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Like Cars? Watch This Ford v Ferrari Trailer Right Now," 3 June 2019 Expect much more to come from minimalist brand Frankie Shop (who boasts outposts in New York and Paris) starting May 20th, such as timeless pieces to satiate any minimalists wardrobe. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Net-a-Porter Taps 7 Hot Direct-to-Consumer Brands For Summer," 1 May 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of satiate

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

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not constant or steady

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