Satisfaction  

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"Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back his left shirt-cuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture-marks. Finally he thrust the sharp point home, pressed down the tiny piston, and sank back into the velvet-lined arm-chair with a long sigh of satisfaction." --The Sign of the Four

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Satisfaction denotes contentment; a fulfillment of a need or desire; the pleasure obtained by such fulfillment; the source of such gratification; a reparation for an injury or loss; a vindication for a wrong suffered.

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Etymology

From satis (“enough, sufficient”) + faciō (“make, construct”)

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