Definition of satiety in English:



  • [mass noun] The feeling or state of being sated.

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