appetite meaning

[ 'æpitait ] Pronunciation:   "appetite" in a sentence
  • Noun: appetite  'apu`tIt
    1. A feeling of craving something
      "an appetite for life"
      - appetency, appetence

    Sounds like: apatite

    Derived forms: appetites

    See also: appetitive

    Type of: craving

    Encyclopedia: Appetite

  • [Medicine]
    Natural recurring desire for food. n : any of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life; esp : the desire to eat — ap·pe·ti·tive adj


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  1. they rivalled one another in their appetites.
  2. his appetite satisfied, his mood changed.
  3. the rumours have taken the place of the appetite.
  4. this medicine will work up an appetite.
  5. anxiety has taken away his appetite.

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