Meaning of satiety in English:


Pronunciation /səˈtʌɪɪti/

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mass nounmainly technical
  • The feeling or state of being sated.

    ‘a molecule that seems to regulate satiety’
    • ‘A diet high in fat, low in fiber and high in fluid calories rather than solid calories doesn't provide effective cues to regulate hunger and satiety.’
    • ‘A diet high in simple carbohydrates does not provide you with a feeling of satiety.’
    • ‘Leptin is a hormone produced by adipocytes that acts in the hypothalamus to signal satiety and to increase basal metabolic rate.’
    • ‘The work on liquid calories started with the suggestion that liquid calories somehow failed to stimulate satiety.’
    • ‘However, these drugs may be useful, particularly in patients with other dyspeptic symptoms such as nausea or early satiety.’
    satiation, satisfaction, sufficiency, repleteness, repletion, fullness
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Mid 16th century from Old French saciete, from Latin satietas, from satis ‘enough’.