- to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
- to satisfy to the full; sate.
Origin of satiate
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Examples from the Web for satiates
Her beauty was not of the kind which satiates by its monotony: with every change of expression arose a new charm.Timar's Two Worlds
Their insatiability (in contemplation) is to be understood in the sense that satiety does not make them scorn what satiates them.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2
The abundance of the universe nourishes and satiates my famished being to intoxication.'
- to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
- to supply to satisfaction or capacity
Word Origin and History for satiates
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.