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Examples of satiety in a sentence
eating beyond the point of satiety
Did You Know?
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
First Known Use: 1541
SATIETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of satiety for English Language Learners
: a feeling or condition of being full after eating food
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