appetite


appetite
appetite [ap′ə tīt΄]
n.
[OFr apetit < L appetitus, eager desire for < appetere, to strive after < ad-, to + petere, desire: see FEATHER]
1. a desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
2. any strong desire or craving [an appetite for knowledge]
appetitive [ap′ətīt΄iv]
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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