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

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 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 There’s been a deluge of killer boxsets, memoirs and more released in 2020, to satiate our rocking at home appetites-for-destruction. Matt Wake |, al, "15 holiday gift ideas for rock music fans," 23 Nov. 2020 San Antonio residents love to flock downtown for the epic Christmas light displays, parades, festivals the obligatory trips to the Alamo or a cruise on the river to satiate those out-of-town guests. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Playland downtown is among San Antonio’s best pizza restaurants, worth a drive," 13 Nov. 2020 Syracuse would move to the Carrier Dome the next season, a larger venue that would be needed to satiate fans’ interest in Georgetown-Syracuse. Jim Boeheim, USA TODAY, "Syracuse's Jim Boeheim: Rival Georgetown coach John Thompson 'was an incredible presence in our game'," 10 Sep. 2020 For the average user, the all-digital Xbox Series S will probably be more than enough to satiate your daily gaming needs. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "Your guide to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S," 9 Sep. 2020 But, at least early on, the health and stability of moose populations inside Voyageurs seems to point to the benefits of having beavers around to distract and satiate wolves while moose are at their most vulnerable. Star Tribune, "Wolf researchers in Voyageurs National Park believe unlikely food source may be behind moose success," 2 Aug. 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 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiate

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

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