- to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
- to satisfy to the full; sate.
Origin of satiate
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Examples from the Web for satiation
The strained cells, filled to satiation, were given more and more food.The Leech
The promise of satiation, of inevitability, steeped his being in a pleasant lethargy.Cytherea
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.Principles of Political Economy, Vol. II
Somewhat nettled she showed displeasure, charged him with the fickleness of satiation.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)
James S. De Benneville
- to fill or supply beyond capacity or desire, often arousing weariness
- to supply to satisfaction or capacity
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.
- The state produced by having had a specific need, such as hunger or thirst, fulfilled.