satiety

[ suh-tahy-i-tee ]
/ səˈtaɪ ɪ ti /

noun

the state of being satiated; surfeit.

Nearby words

  1. satiated,
  2. satiation,
  3. saticon,
  4. satie,
  5. satie, erik,
  6. satilla,
  7. satin,
  8. satin bowerbird,
  9. satin glass,
  10. satin slipper, the

Origin of satiety

1525–35; < Latin satietās; replacing earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin

Related formso·ver·sa·ti·e·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for satiety

satiety

/ (səˈtaɪɪtɪ) /

noun

the state of being satiated

Word Origin for satiety

C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough

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Word Origin and History for satiety

satiety

n.

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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