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satiable

[sey-shuh-buh l, -shee-uh-]
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adjective
  1. capable of being satiated.
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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
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Examples from the Web for unsatiable

Historical Examples

  • With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version

    Various

  • It was about this time that I began to develop an unsatiable appetite for sweet things.

  • Her pride is unsupportable, her anger unquenchable, her will unsatiable, and her malice unmatchable.

  • There are some men born with a vagrant strain in the blood, an unsatiable inquisitiveness about the world beyond their doors.


British Dictionary definitions for unsatiable

satiable

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

adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + satiable. Since 17c. the usual form is insatiable.

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satiable

adj.

1560s; see satiate + -able.

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