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Main Entry: 2sa·ti·ate
Pronunciation: 'sA-shE-"At
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -at·ed; -at·ing
Etymology: Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare, from satis enough -- more at SAD
Date: 15th century
: to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess
- sa·ti·a·tion /"sA-shE-'A-sh&n, "sA-sE-/ noun
synonyms SATIATE, SATE, SURFEIT, CLOY, PALL, GLUT, GORGE mean to fill to repletion. SATIATE and SATE may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire <years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel> <readers were sated with sensationalistic stories>. SURFEIT implies a nauseating repletion <surfeited themselves with junk food>. CLOY stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting <sentimental pictures that cloy after a while>. PALL emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite <a life of leisure eventually begins to pall>. GLUT implies excess in feeding or supplying <a market glutted with diet books>. GORGE suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking <gorged themselves with chocolate>.

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