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satiety

Line breaks: sa¦ti|ety
Pronunciation: /səˈtʌɪɪti
 
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Definition of satiety in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

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