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insatiate

[in-sey-shee-it]
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  1. insatiable: insatiate greed.

Origin of insatiate

First recorded in 1500–10, insatiate is from the Latin word insatiātus not filled. See in-3, satiate
Related formsin·sa·ti·ate·ly, adverbin·sa·ti·ate·ness, in·sa·ti·e·ty [in-suh-tahy-i-tee, in-sey-shi-tee, -sey-shee-i-] /ˌɪn səˈtaɪ ɪ ti, ɪnˈseɪ ʃɪ ti, -ˈseɪ ʃi ɪ-/, noun
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Examples from the Web for insatiate

Historical Examples

  • I too, like all the rest, am insatiate of riches, only in one respect I fancy I am different.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • The boy was insatiate when the plains were under discussion.

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland

  • George partook sparingly of supper, while Zeb's appetite was as insatiate as ever.

    The Ranger

    Edward S. Ellis

  • Cakes in this world will grow by being fed on, if only the feeder be not too insatiate.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope

  • But what bounds can be set to the insatiate greed of these women?


Word Origin and History for insatiate

adj.

mid-15c., insaciate, from Latin insatiatus "unsatisfied," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + satiatus, past participle of satiare (see satiate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper