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Webster 1913 Edition


Satiate

Sa′ti-ate

,
Adj.
[L.
satiatus
, p. p. of
satiare
to satisfy, from
sat
,
satis
, enough. See
Sad
,
Adj.
, and cf.
Sate
.]
Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; – followed by with or of.
Satiate of applause.”
Pope.

Sa′ti-ate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Satiated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Satiating
.]
1.
To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate;
as, to
satiate
appetite or sense
.
These [smells] rather woo the sense than
satiate
it.
Bacon.
I may yet survive the malice of my enemies, although they should be
satiated
with my blood.
Eikon Basilike.
2.
To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.
3.
To saturate.
[Obs.]
Sir I. Newton.
Syn. – To satisfy; sate; suffice; cloy; gorge; overfill; surfeit; glut.
Satiate
,
Satisfy
,
Content
. These words differ principally in degree. To content is to make contented, even though every desire or appetite is not fully gratified. To satisfy is to appease fully the longings of desire. To satiate is to fill so completely that it is not possible to receive or enjoy more; hence, to overfill; to cause disgust in.
Content
with science in the vale of peace.
Pope.
His whole felicity is endless strife;
No peace, no
satisfaction
, crowns his life.
Beaumont.
He may be
satiated
, but not
satisfied
.
Norris.

Webster 1828 Edition


Satiate

SATIATE

,
Verb.
T.
sa'shate. [L. satiatus, from satio. See sate.]
1.
To fill; to satisfy appetite or desire; to feed to the full, or to furnish enjoyment to the extent of desire; as, to satiate appetite or sense.
2.
To fill to the extent of want; as, to satiate the earth or plants with water.
3.
To glut; to fill beyond natural desire.
He may be satiated, but not satisfied.
4.
To gratify desire to the utmost.
I may yet survive the malice of my enemies, although they should be satiated with my blood.
5.
To saturate. [Not unusual. See saturate.]

Definition 2022


satiate

satiate

English

Verb

satiate (third-person singular simple present satiates, present participle satiating, simple past and past participle satiated)

  1. (transitive) To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
    Nothing seemed to satiate her desire for knowledge.
  2. (transitive) To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.

Usage notes

Used interchangeably with, and more common than, sate.[1]

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Derived terms

References

  1. Monthly Gleanings: November 2011: Sate versus satiated.”, OUPblog

Adjective

satiate (comparative more satiate, superlative most satiate)

  1. Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
    • Alexander Pope
      satiate of applause

Related terms


Latin

Verb

satiāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of satiō

Participle

satiāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of satiātus

References