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satiate


The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
  to satisfy or indulge a hunger; or fill to satisfaction
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insatiable satiate satiated satiation satiating satiates satiable
Notes:
A satiated hunger could be for food, sensual pleasure, knowledge, or anything else.

Standard suffix:  -able often means "able to"; in this case satiable means "able to satiate."

Standard prefix:  Note that the prefix in- means not for this word. This is one of the common meanings of the prefix in- as seen in incorrect, independent, inexpensive, inefficient, inconsiderate, ...

Synonym comparison:  Satiate is more commonly used than sate to indicate satisfying hunger without implying overindulgence; though it also is more commonly used to imply excess as well. To satisfy a hunger might best be used to avoid overtones of overindulgence.
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Samples:
  • The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
  • We visited every art museum in New York City and she still wasn’t satiated.
  • satiated my curiosity in the library
  • The vampire satiated his lust for blood.

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  • The traditional vampires were going as far away as possible to satiate their thirst.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Satiated, the dark bird rises and joins a rolling cluster of rain clouds in the northern sky.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • ...the return to grace heralded by Heaven-placating cries of satiated abasement and flagellation,
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The urge to watch them would be satiated and guilt would set in, and on those evenings, I would despise what I had done.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • As a waitress in a local restaurant, she was no stranger to making sure customers’ appetites were satiated.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • We had not gone fifty yards before we came up with the boatswain, with four of our men at his heels, all of them covered with blood and dust, and in search of more people to satiate their vengeance.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe

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  • And now you would have the lives of the others snuffed out merely to satiate your own personal indignation.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Little wonder, how the gods toyed with humans. ...toyed with men, to satiate their Seven Deadly Sins.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • I am so satiated with the great number of detestable books with which we are inundated that I am reduced to punting at faro.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • She spoke to him in a language that, no matter how hard you studied it, could not be completely understood. lie stayed quiet until he had a fully formulated response, one that would keep her interest alive without quite satiating it.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • They were not aware of us, but I was uncomfortably aware of them, and I was glad when, one morning, we found Kooa lying at her old place in the dog-line looking exhausted but satiated.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Frank, I remember, sold most of his crop to Planters in Suffolk, where it went to help satiate America’s ravenous need for "Skippy" peanut butter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He will doubtless seek other means of satiating his dark passion.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The child, with his brioche, which he had bitten into but had not finished eating, seemed satiated.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This was the being I was helping to transfer to London, where, perhaps, for centuries to come he might, amongst its teeming millions, satiate his lust for blood, and create a new and ever-widening circle of semi-demons to batten on the helpless.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • This shadow looked satiated and calm, as though for the moment it had had its fill of all the emotions.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Let us not slip th’ occasion, whether scorn Or satiate fury yield it from our Foe.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The girl had climbed five steep flights of stairs to sell herself to the group of satiated enlisted men, who had girls living there all around them; none wanted her at any price, not even after she had stripped without real enthusiasm to tempt them with a tall body that was firm and full and truly voluptuous.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I became a cartoon, twirling through a tunnel, womb-like and satiated with sounds and lines and darkness.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Yet when he came home, fatigued and satiated, she was still not there.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • All the dishes permitted and approved, which those four great kitchens called the four faculties could elaborate and serve to the understanding, he had devoured, and had been satiated with them before his hunger was appeased.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Then they would be stranded as behind a dying mistral, upon a spent and satiate beach, looking at one another like strangers, with hopeless and reproachful (on his part with weary: on hers with despairing) eyes.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It lulls the Steppenwolf to sleep and satiates him.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Then it was that he looked at O-lan, his wife, as a man looks at the woman whose body he knows thoroughly and to satiation and who has lived beside him so closely that there is nothing he does not know of her and nothing new which he may expect or hope from her.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • My father will willingly satiate thy utmost wishes; and if thou wilt act wisely, thou mayst purchase with our spoils thy restoration to civil society—mayst obtain pardon for past errors, and be placed beyond the necessity of committing more.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It doesn’t completely satiate the hunger — or rather thirst.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Sweet Stuff Sounds good, but I know from experience I’ll get sick before I can eat enough sugar to satiate this kind of need.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • And while her lust is satiated how many secrets has she revealed, how much deeper is her betrayal?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The wise man gratifies every appetite and every passion, while the fool sacrifices all the rest to pall and satiate one.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Her belly button protruded from her satiated satin stomach like a domed monument on a hill.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • In their unconcerned looks was the calm of passions daily satiated, and through all their gentleness of manner pierced that peculiar brutality, the result of a command of half-easy things, in which force is exercised and vanity amused—the management of thoroughbred horses and the society of loose women.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Above the floating mist Florentino Ariza saw the dome of the Cathedral, gilded by the first light of dawn, he saw the dovecotes on the flat roofs, and orienting himself by them, he located the balcony of the palace of the Marquis de Casalduero, where he supposed that the lady of his misfortune was still dozing, her head on the shoulder of her satiated husband.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The world became pale and interesting, and he tried hard to look at Princeton through the satiated eyes of Oscar Wilde and Swinburne—or "Fingal O’Flaherty" and "Algernon Charles," as he called them in precieuse jest.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • In the meantime, however, Hortense, having gloated as long as her noontime hour would permit, had gone away, still dreaming and satiating her flaming vanity by thinking of how devastating she would look in such a coat.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She was satiating him with the luxury of being enjoyed.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • It wasn’t enough to satiate his gnawing hunger.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • After all the guests have put down their forks and sighed in satiation, they talk with Grandfather, who leans back on a pile of thick white pillows.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Grant says nothing, but the combination of a small wave to the crowd and Stan-ton’s spontaneous words are enough to satiate Grant’s fans.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • If one comes bored, exhausted quite, Another, satiate, leaves the banquet’s tapers, And, worst of all, full many a wight Is fresh from reading of the daily papers.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • If commerce and manufactures increase the desire of well-being, it is because every passion gathers strength in proportion as it is cultivated, and is increased by all the efforts made to satiate it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The lower floors were given over to Chooka’s famous Frab joint, where, for a sufficient sum, a consummate expert graciously MC’d the well-known vices for the hungry and upon occasion invented new vices for the satiated.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Whether the artist becomes poet or philosopher, moralist or founder of a religion, his sexual doctrine is nothing but a barren special pleading for pleasure, excitement, and knowledge when he is young, and for contemplative tranquillity when he is old and satiated.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Richard at that instant thrusting a mug before him, his features changed to the grin of idiocy, and seizing the vessel with both hands, he sank backward on the bench and drank until satiated, when he made an effort to lay aside the mug with the helplessness of total inebriety.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • …welcome winds arise, The watchful shepherd to the forest flies, And fires the midmost plants; contagion spreads, And catching flames infect the neighb’ring heads; Around the forest flies the furious blast, And all the leafy nation sinks at last, And Vulcan rides in triumph o’er the waste; The pastor, pleas’d with his dire victory, Beholds the satiate flames in sheets ascend the sky: So Pallas’ troops their scatter’d strength unite, And, pouring on their foes, their prince delight.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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