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

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 Dangerous Toys’ tattered sway made these Austin, Texas rockers an appealing spin for fans whose appetite for destruction had yet to be satiated. Matt Wake |, al, "15 underrated ’80s debut albums by hard-rock/metal acts," 29 May 2020 To Herder, our knowledge of the world – our relentless curiosity – is fundamentally transmitted and satiated through our skin. Chunjie Zhang, The Conversation, "What’s lost when we’re too afraid to touch the world around us?," 17 Apr. 2020 This could keep the state's appetite for protein satiated in the weeks to come as some analysts predict a coast-to-coast meat shortage. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Trump, Musk boosted online interest in antimalarial drugs, study finds," 2 May 2020 The mainstream media has proceeded carefully, and reporters’ stories seemingly have been unable to satiate the rising hunger for more information about coronavirus. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "In a Global Crisis, Maybe Don’t Turn to Twitter," 28 Jan. 2020 Hop Juju, the brewery's cult favorite Imperial India Pale Ale, will be released in February as usual but also in August and December to satiate its fans. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fat Head’s Brewery’s 2020 beer-release calendar includes mystery brew, return of favorites," 19 Dec. 2019 Yates brought Ming back to his apartment and cared for him there, first bottle-feeding him, then spooning him pureed meat and finally lugging home 20 pounds of chicken parts each day to satiate his hunger. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Farewell to Ming, the Siberian-Bengal Tiger Who Spent Three Years in a Harlem Apartment," 7 Oct. 2019 For those of you who don't think a green salad can be satisfying and satiating, this is a must-try. Katie Workman, NBC News, "How to cook with cabbage, plus 9 recipes to get you started," 4 Apr. 2020 But satiating your curiosity around VR isn’t always easy, with a lot of the gear seeming to be impenetrably complicated. Popular Science, "Virtual reality gear for any level of interest and experience," 17 Mar. 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 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiate

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

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