[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.
  1. satiated.

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 of satiation

  • The strained cells, filled to satiation, were given more and more food.

    The Leech

    Phillips Barbee

  • The promise of satiation, of inevitability, steeped his being in a pleasant lethargy.


    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • Delicacies of fish and flesh and hitherto unheard-of fruits were served up to me to satiation.

    The Portal of Dreams

    Charles Neville Buck

  • To work for any other end than satiation, it is necessary that man should feel wants beyond the want created by mere hunger.

  • Somewhat nettled she showed displeasure, charged him with the fickleness of satiation.

British Dictionary definitions for satiation


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

1630s, noun of action from satiate (v.).



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

satiation in Medicine


  1. The state produced by having had a specific need, such as hunger or thirst, fulfilled.
Related formssati•ate′ v.
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