satiety

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noun sa·ti·ety \sə-ˈtī-ə-tē also ˈsā-sh(ē-)ə-\

Definition of satiety

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity :  surfeit, fullness

  2. 2 :  the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

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Examples of satiety in a Sentence

  1. eating beyond the point of satiety

Recent Examples of satiety from the Web

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Is This History of satiety Enough?

You may have guessed that "satiety" is related to "satisfy," "satiate" (meaning "to satisfy fully or to excess"), or "sate" (which means "to glut" or "to satisfy to the full"). If so, you guessed right. "Satiety," along with the others, ultimately comes from the Latin word satis, which means "enough." English speakers apparently couldn’t get enough of "satis-" derived words in the 15th and 16th centuries, which is when all of these words entered the language. "Satiety" itself was borrowed into English in 1541 from the Middle French word satieté of the same meaning.

Origin and Etymology of satiety

Middle French satieté, from Latin satietat-, satietas, from satis


SATIETY Defined for English Language Learners

satiety

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Definition of satiety for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling or condition of being full after eating food


Medical Dictionary

satiety

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noun sa·ti·ety \sə-ˈtī-ət-ē also ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət-\

Medical Definition of satiety

plural

satieties

  1. :  the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity



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