American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To satisfy (an appetite or desire) fully.
- v. To satisfy to excess.
- adj. Filled to satisfaction.
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.
- v. transitive To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
- v. transitive To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
- adj. Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by
- v. To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate.
- v. To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.
- v. obsolete To saturate.
- adj. supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction
- v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
- v. fill to satisfaction
- From Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare ("to fill full, satiate"), from sat, satis ("sufficient"), satur ("full"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“When that word is pronounced, I know greater and more horrid punishments are going to be inflicted than the gloomiest tyrant has ever invented to satiate his utmost revenge.”
“So Peta instead killed hundreds of lobsters in the traditional inhumane manner to satiate the people they'd invited.”
“They make you feel fuller and also satiate you psychologically.”
“Well, some of our number were a bit intimidated by the high falutin 'menu, and did not order nearly enough to satiate the machine.”
“Did I buy some food from Air Asia to satiate my intense hunger?”
“Fourteen writers/artists gathered to drink it all in and satiate their thirst for the experience.”
“Create the experience and build the anticipation over time, satiate the crowd, and then come back when the market is primed again.”
“Nuclear energy is increasingly becoming the favored alternative, one that experts say could save more valuable crude for export and help satiate local demand for power and water.”
“She had lived a promiscuous life, been with many men, but his words were enough to satiate her hunger.”
“Chefs around the world have adopted not only his dazzling, delirious inventions but his ethos: to bring science and cooking into closer relationship; to use food not only to please and satiate but to amaze and provoke; above all, to constantly reinvent.”
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