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[suh-tahy-i-tee] /səˈtaɪ ɪ ti/
the state of being satiated; surfeit.
Origin of satiety
1525-35; < Latin satietās; replacing earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin
Related forms
oversatiety, noun Unabridged
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  • What a feast it will be when you are able to gratify ambition to satiety!

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • He recalled all the past to mind, but could not recollect a single hour of satiety.

  • But the soul's attachment, owing to its purity, knows no satiety.

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • What failures follow them, what weariness, what satiety and heart-sickness!

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • Of the great game of life, as played by fine people, he had seen it to satiety.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • When the charm of novelty and uncertainty is removed, there is danger of satiety.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • His satiety had fled the moment that his affairs were embarrassed.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • We have fed them to satiety from the flesh of ourselves and our enemies!

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
British Dictionary definitions for satiety


the state of being satiated
Word Origin
C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiety

1530s, from Middle French satiété, from Latin satietatem (nominative satietas) "abundance, sufficiency, fullness," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad).

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