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[in-sey-shuh-buh l, -shee-uh-]
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  1. not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased: insatiable hunger for knowledge.
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Origin of insatiable

1400–50; late Middle English insaciable < Latin insatiābilis; see in-3, satiable
Related formsin·sa·tia·bil·i·ty, in·sa·tia·ble·ness, nounin·sa·tia·bly, adverb


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voracious, unquenchable, bottomless.
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insatiate (ɪnˈseɪʃɪɪt)

  1. not able to be satisfied or satiated; greedy or unappeasable
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Derived Formsinsatiability, insatiableness or insatiateness, nouninsatiably or insatiately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for insatiable


early 15c., insaciable, from Old French insaciable (13c.), or directly from Late Latin insatiabilis "not to be satisfied," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + satiabilis, from satiare (see satiate). Related: Insatiably.

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