satiety

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Borrowed from Middle French satieté, from Latin satietas.

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satiety (usually uncountable, plural satieties)

  1. The state of being satiated.
    Eating half of that loaf of bread has left me in a state of utter satiety.
    • 1995, Britt Marie Burton-Freeman, Satiety Induced by Fat, Carbohydrate and Protein: A Potential Role for Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Serotonin (5HT)
      Surgical techniques have also been instrumental in understanding the pathways leading to satiety...
    • 2010, Egidio Del Fabbro, Wendy Demark-wahnefried, Vickie Baracos, Nutrition and the Cancer Patient, Oxford University Press, USA (→ISBN), page 193:
      On the other hand, early satiety did not correlate with delayed gastric emptying...

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