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[verb sey-shee-eyt; adjective sey-shee-it, -eyt]
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verb (used with object), sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing.
  1. to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
  2. to satisfy to the full; sate.
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  1. satiated.
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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


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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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for satiating


verb (tr)
  1. to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
  2. to supply to satisfaction or capacity
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Derived Formssatiation, 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.

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