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satiate Line breaks: sa¦ti|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪʃɪeɪt/

Definition of satiate in English:


another term for sate1. he folded up his newspaper, his curiosity satiated
More example sentences
  • Her curiosity was soon satiated when the door opened to reveal a handsome young man of about twenty with bright red hair and the palest blue eyes she had ever seen.
  • Her curiosity satiated, she walked away without a backwards glance.
  • Rather than make arrests when crowds turn out of saloons, police find that handing out candy bars calms drinkers, satiates their hunger, and generally makes it easier for the drunks to get home safely.


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Satisfied to the full; sated: satiate with power, of fame and wealth possess’d
fill, fully satisfy, sate;
slake, quench;
gorge, stuff, overfill, overfeed, surfeit, glut, cloy;
sicken, nauseate


Pronunciation: /ˈseɪʃəb(ə)l/
adjective ( archaic)
Example sentences
  • This concept implies that at some previous time, people found their culture to be meaningful, believable, and satiable.
  • Our hunger for decency sometimes is satiable through false justifications.
Pronunciation: /seɪʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Hunger and appetite are the big go signals: satiation and satiety are the main stop signals.
  • It may be that incorrect or confusing early experiences have interfered with their ability to recognize hunger and satiation, resulting in their inability to differentiate hunger from other tensional states.
  • Medication operates differently, it in fact I believe decreases hunger and hunger is what gets people to start eating and it also increases satiation which is the cue that stops you from eating.


Late Middle English: from Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare, from satis 'enough'.

Words that rhyme with satiate

expatiate, ingratiate
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