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satisfaction

[sat-is-fak-shuh n] /ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.
2.
the state of being satisfied; contentment.
3.
the cause or means of being satisfied.
4.
confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, dependable, true, etc.
5.
reparation or compensation, as for a wrong or injury.
6.
the opportunity to redress or right a wrong, as by a duel.
7.
payment or discharge, as of a debt or obligation.
8.
Ecclesiastical.
  1. an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
  2. the penance or reparation made.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < Latin satisfactiōn- (stem of satisfactiō) a doing enough, equivalent to satisfact(us) (past participle of satisfacere, equivalent to satis enough + facere to make, do1) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English satisfaccioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
Related forms
satisfactional, adjective
satisfactionless, adjective
nonsatisfaction, noun
presatisfaction, noun
supersatisfaction, noun
undersatisfaction, noun
Synonyms
2. enjoyment, pleasure, comfort. 5. amends, expiation, atonement, indemnity, indemnification, requital, recompense. 7. repayment, remuneration.
Antonyms
2. displeasure, discontent.
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British Dictionary definitions for satisfactionless

satisfaction

/ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied
2.
the fulfilment of a desire
3.
the pleasure obtained from such fulfilment
4.
a source of fulfilment
5.
reparation or compensation for a wrong done or received
6.
(RC Church, Church of England) the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
7.
(Christianity) the atonement for sin by the death of Christ
Word Origin
C15: via French from Latin satisfactionem, from satisfacere to satisfy
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Word Origin and History for satisfactionless

satisfaction

n.

early 14c., "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from Old French satisfaction (12c.), from Latin satisfactionem (nominative satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," noun of action from past participle stem of satisfacere (see satisfy). Senses of "contentment, appeasement" and "action of gratifying" first recorded late 14c.; the former not common before 16c.

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satisfactionless in Medicine

satisfaction sat·is·fac·tion (sāt'ĭs-fāk'shən)
n.

  1. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.

  2. The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.

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