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Borrowed from Middle French satieté, from Latin satietas.


  • IPA(key): /səˈtaɪ.ə.ti/, /səˈtaɪ.ɪ.ti/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /səˈsaɪ.ɪ.ti/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪɪti


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.
    • 1831, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XIX, in Romance and Reality. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, [], →OCLC, page 277:
      Satiety and mortification are the extremes of vanity, and both are equally attended by envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness.
    • 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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