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[suh-tahy-i-tee] /səˈtaɪ ɪ ti/
the state of being satiated; surfeit.
Origin of satiety
1525-35; < Latin satietās; replacing earlier sacietie < Middle French sacieté < Latin
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oversatiety, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for satiety


the state of being satiated
Word Origin
C16: from Latin satietās, from satis enough
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Word Origin and History for satiety

1530s, from Middle French satiété, from Latin satietatem (nominative satietas) "abundance, sufficiency, fullness," from satis "enough," from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad).

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