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[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt]
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verb (used with object), sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing.
  1. to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
  2. to satisfy to the full; sate.
  1. satiated.

Origin of satiate

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin satiātus (past participle of satiāre to satisfy), equivalent to sati-enough (akin to sad) + -ātus -ate1
Related formssa·ti·a·tion, nounnon·sa·ti·a·tion, nounun·sa·ti·at·ing, adjective
Can be confusedsate satiate


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1. glut, stuff, gorge.
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verb (tr)
  1. to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
  2. to supply to satisfaction or capacity
Derived Formssatiation, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin satiāre to satisfy, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiate


mid-15c., from Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare "fill full, satisfy," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Gothic saþs "satiated," Old English sæd "satisfied;" see sad). Related: Satiated; satiating.

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