noun Etymology: Middle French satieté, from Latin satietat-, satietas, from satis Date: 1533 1. the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity ; surfeit, fullness 2. the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess

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  • Satiety — Sa*ti e*ty, n. [L. satietas, from satis, sat, enough: cf. F. sati[ e]t[ e].] The state of being satiated or glutted; fullness of gratification, either of the appetite or of any sensual desire; fullness beyond desire; an excess of gratification… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satiety — index plethora, sufficiency, surfeit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • satiety — 1530s, from Fr. satiété (12c.), from L. satietatem abundance, from satis enough, from PIE root *sa to satisfy (see SAD (Cf. sad)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • satiety — ► NOUN ▪ the feeling or state of being satiated …   English terms dictionary

  • satiety — [sə tī′ə tē] n. [Fr satiété < OFr sazieted < L satietas] the state of being satiated; surfeit …   English World dictionary

  • Satiety — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Satiety >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 satiety satiety satisfaction saturation repletion glut surfeit Sgm: N 1 cloyment cloyment satiation Sgm: N 1 weariness weariness &c. 841 …   English dictionary for students

  • satiety — /seuh tuy i tee/, n. the state of being satiated; surfeit. [1525 35; < L satietas; r. earlier sacietie < MF sacieté < L] * * * ▪ physiology       desire to limit further food intake, as after completing a satisfying meal. The hypothalamus, part… …   Universalium

  • satiety — noun /səˈtaɪ.ə.ti/ The state of being perfectly satiated. That loaf of bread, that jug of wine, and thou have left me in a state of utter satiety. Syn: satiation Ant: hunger, appetite See Also: satiate …   Wiktionary

  • satiety — n. 1 the state of being glutted or satiated. 2 the feeling of having too much of something. 3 (foll. by of) a cloyed dislike of. Phrases and idioms: to satiety to an extent beyond what is desired. Etymology: obs. F sacieteacute f. L satietas… …   Useful english dictionary

  • satiety — sa·ti·ety sə tī ət ēalso sā sh(ē )ət n, pl eties the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity * * * sa·ti·e·ty (sə tiґə te) [L. satietas] 1. sufficiency. 2. full gratification of appetite or thirst, with… …   Medical dictionary

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