noun[mass noun] chiefly • technical
- The feeling or state of being sated: a molecule that seems to regulate satietyMore example sentences
- 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.
mid 16th century: from Old French saciete, from Latin satietas, from satis 'enough'.