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satiate

[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt] /verb ˈseɪ ʃiˌeɪt; adjective ˈseɪ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), satiated, satiating.
1.
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
2.
to satisfy to the full; sate.
adjective
3.
Origin of satiate
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin satiātus (past participle of satiāre to satisfy), equivalent to sati-enough (akin to sad) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
satiation, noun
nonsatiation, noun
unsatiating, adjective
Can be confused
sate, satiate.
Synonyms
1. glut, stuff, gorge.
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Examples from the Web for satiating
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  • No man ever came to an experience which was satiating, but his good is tidings of a better.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The draught had been delicious; but time also proved that it had been satiating.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • But by satiating one king or five hundred nobles with bodily pleasures we do not produce more kings or more nobles.

  • Many died, and the general public, after satiating its lust for the sensational, turned its thought elsewhere.

    Opportunities in Aviation Arthur Sweetser
  • A Kentuckian will wait three or four weeks in the woods, for the moment of satiating his revenge; and he seldom or never forgives.

    The Americans as They Are Charles Sealsfield
  • Four hundred miles of unbroken travel that day, so far from satiating, only served to whet the appetite for observation.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Depraved surroundings, a court at which the satiating of all desires is the main theme of the day, have poisoned her thoughts.

  • He could not know that I was satiating myself with a miser's delights, feasting my eyes upon my own.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • No satiating food for him, savory as Lyonaise potato softly tinctured with onion.

  • Surely these lime trees might store a hundred hives; the very odour is of a honeyed richness, cloying, satiating.

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for satiating

satiate

/ˈseɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
2.
to supply to satisfaction or capacity
Derived Forms
satiation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin satiāre to satisfy, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiating

satiate

v.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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