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[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt] /verb ˈseɪ ʃiˌeɪt; adjective ˈseɪ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), satiated, satiating.
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
to satisfy to the full; sate.
Origin of satiate
late Middle English
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.
1. glut, stuff, gorge. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for satiating
Historical Examples
  • 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


verb (transitive)
to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
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



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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