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satisfaction

[ sat-is-fak-shuhn ]
/ ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of satisfaction

1250–1300; <Latin satisfactiōn- (stem of satisfactiō) a doing enough, equivalent to satisfact(us) (past participle of satisfacere, equivalent to satis enough + facere to make, do1) + -iōn--ion; replacing Middle English satisfaccioun<Anglo-French <Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for satisfaction

satisfaction
/ (ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən) /

noun

C15: via French from Latin satisfactionem, from satisfacere to satisfy
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Medical definitions for satisfaction

satisfaction
[ săt′ĭs-făkshən ]

n.

The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.
The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.
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