satisfied, as one's appetite or desire, to the point of boredom.

Origin of satiated

First recorded in 1685–95; satiate + -ed2
Related formsun·sa·ti·at·ed, adjective


[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt]

verb (used with object), sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing.

to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
to satisfy to the full; sate.


Origin of satiate

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin satiātus (past participle of satiāre to satisfy), equivalent to sati-enough (akin to sad) + -ātus -ate1
Related formssa·ti·a·tion, nounnon·sa·ti·a·tion, nounun·sa·ti·at·ing, adjective
Can be confusedsate satiate

Synonyms for satiate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for satiated

Contemporary Examples of satiated

  • Since 1837, Pasteis de Belem has satiated the city's sweet tooth, becoming a landmark of Portuguese gastronomic pride.

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    Portugal's Kings of Pastry

    Molly Hannon

    April 5, 2011

  • They couldn't be satiated by simply removing millions of jobs and shipping them overseas to exploit the poor elsewhere.

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    Michael Moore: America Is Not Broke

    Michael Moore

    March 7, 2011

  • Fans were satiated—and skeptics debunked—by the storyline's conclusion.

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    'The Bachelor's' Real-Life Soap Opera

    Joyce C. Tang

    June 24, 2010

  • But with the passage of time, one might have thought all these fires would have faded into a satiated afterglow.

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    Memories in the Facebook Age

    Richard Rushfield

    November 26, 2009

Historical Examples of satiated

British Dictionary definitions for satiated


verb (tr)

to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
to supply to satisfaction or capacity
Derived Formssatiation, noun

Word Origin for satiate

C16: from Latin satiāre to satisfy, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiated



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.

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