As verbs the difference between saturate and satiate
is that saturate
is to cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked (especially with a liquid) while satiate
is to fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
As an adjective satiate is
filled to satisfaction or to excess.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked (especially with a liquid).
* 1815 , in the Annals of Philosophy , volume 6, page 332:
- Suppose, on the contrary, that a piece of charcoal saturated with hydrogen gas is put into a receiver filled with carbonic acid gas,
- Innumerable flocks and herbs covered that vast expanse of emerald meadow saturated with the moisture of the Atlantic.
- Rain saturated their clothes.
To satisfy the affinity of; to cause a substance to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold.
- After walking home in the driving rain, his clothes were saturated .
- One can saturate phosphorus with chlorine.
To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
- Nothing seemed to satiate her desire for knowledge.
Used interchangeably with, and more common than, sate.
Monthly Gleanings: November 2011]: Sate'' versus ''satiated''.”, ''[http://blog.oup.com/ OUPblog
Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
* Alexander Pope
- satiate of applause