[ suh-tahy-i-tee ]
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  1. the state of being satiated; surfeit.

Origin of satiety

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

Other words from satiety

  • o·ver·sa·ti·e·ty, noun

Words Nearby satiety Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use satiety in a sentence

  • The key here, in my clinical experience, is to recover satiety first.

    The Holiday Overeating Myths | Susan B. Roberts | November 24, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Short-term signals of satiety arise directly from the meal you just consumed.

    The Science Behind Feeling Full | Casey Schwartz | November 26, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Miss Thangue replied, impulsively, "I have often wondered if you numbered satiety among your complexities!"

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • You might have felt you got a little nearer to him on guessing that in so peopled a circle satiety was never far from him.

    The Awkward Age | Henry James
  • When the charm of novelty and uncertainty is removed, there is danger of satiety.

    Mary Wollstonecraft | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Yahya replied: "Enough to get over hunger and not enough to attain satiety."

    A Boswell of Baghdad | E. V. Lucas
  • Man prepares for privation by satiety, and finishes his sins thoroughly before he begins to repent.

    Library Notes | A. P. Russell

British Dictionary definitions for satiety


/ (səˈtaɪɪtɪ) /

  1. the state of being satiated

Origin of satiety

C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough

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