sa·​ti·​ety | \ sə-ˈtī-ə-tē How to pronounce satiety (audio) also ˈsā-sh(ē-)ə- How to pronounce satiety (audio) \

Definition of satiety

1 : the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity : surfeit, fullness
2 : the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

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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.

Examples of satiety in a Sentence

eating beyond the point of satiety
Recent Examples on the Web Eating intuitively -- using your natural hunger, appetite and satiety cues to determine when, what and how much to eat -- is linked to health and well-being. Tracy Tylka, CNN, 19 July 2021 Also, the fiber and water content in large leaves will provide greater satiety., 1 June 2021 Vitaccino Imperia Elita coffee for weight loss accelerates metabolism and fat burning in the body, increases the feeling of satiety and suppresses appetite, helps with detoxification of the body and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Mike Wehner, BGR, 12 May 2021 Proteins keep us full for longer, which is why a glass of RITUAL, especially midday or right after a workout supports satiety. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Swapping noodles for zucchini noodles can significantly cut down on calories and carbohydrates in a meal but still provide volume and satiety. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 And user satiety is in short supply, so continuous iteration and customer listening will be paramount. Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Semaglutide, which is likely to be expensive, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone that acts on appetite centers in the brain and in the gut, producing feelings of satiety. Gina Kolata, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Estrogen loss also slows your metabolism and messes with your hunger and satiety signals. Lindsay Warner, Outside Online, 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of satiety

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for satiety

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

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“Satiety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiety

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


sa·​ti·​ety | \ sə-ˈtī-ət-ē also ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət- \
plural satieties

Medical Definition of satiety

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

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