[sey-shuh-buh l, -shee-uh-]

Origin of satiable

First recorded in 1560–70; sati(ate) + -able
Related formssa·tia·bil·i·ty, sa·tia·ble·ness, nounsa·tia·bly, adverbnon·sa·ti·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sa·ti·a·ble, adjectiveun·sa·tia·bil·i·ty, nounun·sa·tia·ble, adjectiveun·sa·tia·ble·ness, nounun·sa·tia·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for satiable

Historical Examples of satiable

  • And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his 'satiable curtiosities.

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Sahwah, like the Elephant's Child, was filled with 'satiable' curiosity.

British Dictionary definitions for satiable


  1. capable of being satiated
Derived Formssatiability, nounsatiably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for satiable

1560s; see satiate + -able.

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