I. adjective Date: 15th century filled to satiety II. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) 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 • satiation 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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