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Definitions of appetite

  1. a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Tendency; appetency. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The thing desired. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Natural recurring desire for food. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. A physical craving for food; the desire to satisfy a want or inclination; a mental longing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A desire or longing to satisfy any conscious physical or mental need; specifically, a desire to take food. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Desire for necessities; lust. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Natural desire: desire for food: hunger. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Natural desire; craving; hunger. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A physical craving, as for food; a mental craving; longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Desire for what gratifies, generally the senses, especially that of hunger or thirst; craving; longing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The natural desire or craving for food or drink; a strong desire for anything that affords pleasure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. ap'pet-[=i]t, n. physical craving, accompanied with uneasy sensation (hunger, thirst, sex): natural desire: inclination: desire for food: hunger (with for).--adjs. AP'PETIBLE, AP'PETITIVE.--v.t. AP'PETISE, to create or whet appetite.--ns. APPETISE'MENT; APPETIS'ER, something which whets the appetite.--p.adj. APPETIS'ING.--adv. APPETIS'INGLY. [Through Fr., from L. appetitus, appet[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. An internal sensation, which warns us of the necessity of exerting certain functions, especially those of digestion and generation. If the desire for food, occasioned by a real want, he carried to a certain extent, it is called hunger, when solid food is concerned; thirst, when liquid. Appetite and hunger ought not, however, to be employed synonymously: they are different degrees of the same want. Hunger is an imperious desire: it cannot be provoked, like the appetite. It is always allayed by eating: but not so the appetite; for, at times, it may be excited in this manner. They are very generally, however, used synonymously. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. [Latin] Desire, craving; especially, a natural, healthy desire for the gratification of hunger or some other bodily need. na
  19. Desire, inclination, (for); desire to satisfy natural necessities, esp. hunger; relish. So appetitive a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Desire; chiefly desire for food. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. A desire or disposition to do anything which is attended with a physical sensation of pleasure; as commonly understood, the desire to eat or drink. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Latin] Desire of gratification, either of the body or of the mind; —specifically, a desire of food or drink. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. The natural desire of good; the desire of sensual pleasure; violent longing; keenness of stomach, hunger. Complete Dictionary

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