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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Definitions for satiety

  1. The state of being full or gratified to or beyond the point of satisfaction.

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Citations for satiety
Carbohydrates, especially the starchy ones like pasta and potatoes, provide a feeling of satiety, both physiologically and psychologically. Marian Burros, New York Times
Isidore of Seville, in interpreting the Psalms in the seventh century, seconded the idea that tears produce satiety. "Lamenting," he wrote, "is the food of souls." Tom Lutz, Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears
Origin of satiety
1525-1535
Satiety is from Latin satietas, from satis, "enough."