Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate;
satiateappetite or sense
These [smells] rather woo the sense than
I may yet survive the malice of my enemies, although they should be
satiatedwith my blood.
To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.
Sir I. Newton.
Syn. – To satisfy; sate; suffice; cloy; gorge; overfill; surfeit; glut.–
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.
Contentwith science in the vale of peace.
His whole felicity is endless strife;
No peace, no
No peace, no
satisfaction, crowns his life.
He may be
satiated, but not
Webster 1828 Edition
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.]