Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To satisfy (an appetite, for example) fully.
  • transitive verb To provide (someone) with more than enough; glut.
  • adjective Filled to satisfaction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Filled to satiety; glutted; satiated.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
  • verb transitive To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
  • adjective Filled to satisfaction or to excess.

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

  • adjective supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction
  • verb overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  • verb fill to satisfaction

Etymologies

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

[Middle English saciaten, from Latin satiāre, satiāt-, from satis, sufficient; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare ("to fill full, satiate"), from sat, satis ("sufficient"), satur ("full").

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