satiated; satiating; satiates

If you just can't get enough popcorn, even the jumbo tub at the movie theater may not be enough to satiate, or satisfy, your desire.

Satiate is often used in situations in which a thirst, craving, or need is satisfied. However, when satiate is used to describe eating, it can take on a more negative, or even disgusted, tone. If you comment that the diners at the world's largest all-you-can eat buffet were satiated, you might not mean that they were merely satisfied. You could be implying that they've been gluttons, and that they are now overstuffed with fried chicken wings and mac and cheese.

Definitions of satiate
  1. verb
    fill to satisfaction
    synonyms: fill, replete, sate
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    cloy, pall
    cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
    type of:
    consume, have, ingest, take, take in
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  2. verb
    overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
  3. adjective
    supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction
    synonyms: satiated
    dulled by surfeit
    satiable, satisfiable
    capable of being sated
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    insatiable, insatiate, unsatiable
    impossible to satisfy
    quenchless, unquenchable
    impossible to quench
    unsated, unsatiated, unsatisfied
    not having been satisfied
    not capable of being satisfied
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