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satiation

[ sey-shee-ey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the act or state of completely fulfilling a need or providing a desired thing to the point of excess: Studies of income and happiness revealed a point of satiation around $90,000 for emotional well-being.

    The school lunch program is tasked with the satiation of children's nutritional needs.

    Studies of income and happiness revealed a point of satiation around $90,000 for emotional well-being.

  2. the state or feeling of having a need, especially hunger, fully satisfied:

    High protein diets were found to improve satiation among dieters.

  3. Also called se·man·tic sa·ti·a·tion [si-, man, tik sey-shee-, ey, -sh, uh, n]. a phenomenon in which continuous repetition of a word results in decreased recognition, increased strangeness, or loss of meaning.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of satiation1

First recorded in 1600–10; from Late Latin satiātiōn-, stem of satiātiō “satiety”; satiate ( def )

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Example Sentences

How lovely, than, that one Internet denizen took the time to help these forgotten statesmen find sexual satiation…with each other!

He seeks those things that satisfy the senses, he attempts the satiation of the lower cravings.

The only ambition of this great powerful frame was to do nothing, to grovel in idleness and satiation from hour to hour.

The promise of satiation, of inevitability, steeped his being in a pleasant lethargy.

Delicacies of fish and flesh and hitherto unheard-of fruits were served up to me to satiation.

Somewhat nettled she showed displeasure, charged him with the fickleness of satiation.

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