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noun 
  1. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
  2. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
If God had given to eagles an to swim. --Jer. Taylor.
To gratify the vulgar for the marvelous. --Macaulay.
  1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
The object of is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek. --Hooker.
Translations: 
  • French: appétit(fr)
  • German: Appetit
  • Spanish: apetito(es)
Etymology: Old English appetit, French appétit, from Latin appetitus, from appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See Petition, and compare with Appetence.


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