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

v fill to satisfaction

fill, replete, sate
cloy, pall
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take, take in
serve oneself to, or consume regularly

v overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

adj supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction

dulled by surfeit
satiable, satisfiable
capable of being sated
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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