from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To satisfy (an appetite or desire) fully.
  • transitive v. To satisfy to excess.
  • adj. Filled to satisfaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
  • v. To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
  • adj. Filled to satisfaction or to excess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by with or of.
  • transitive v. To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate.
  • transitive v. To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.
  • transitive v. To saturate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To satisfy; feed or nourish to the full; sate.
  • To fill beyond natural desire; surfeit; fill to repletion.
  • To saturate. See saturate.
  • Synonyms Surfeit, etc. (see satisfy); suffice overfill, glut, gorge, cloy.
  • To satisfy need or desire.
  • Filled to satiety; glutted; satiated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction
  • v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  • v. fill to satisfaction


Middle English saciaten, from Latin satiāre, satiāt-, from satis, sufficient; see sā- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare ("to fill full, satiate"), from sat, satis ("sufficient"), satur ("full"). (Wiktionary)


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