Definition of satiety in English:


Line breaks: sa¦ti|ety
Pronunciation: /səˈtʌɪɪti


[mass noun] chiefly • technical
  • The feeling or state of being sated: a molecule that seems to regulate satiety
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    • 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.
    satiation, satisfaction, sufficiency, repleteness, repletion, fullness; over-fullness, surfeit


mid 16th century: from Old French saciete, from Latin satietas, from satis 'enough'.

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