Definition of Appetency

1. Noun. A feeling of craving something. "The object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"

Exact synonyms: Appetence, Appetite
Generic synonyms: Craving
Specialized synonyms: Stomach, Sweet Tooth
Derivative terms: Appetent, Appetent



Definition of Appetency

1. n. Fixed and strong desire; esp. natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite.

Definition of Appetency

1. Noun. Strong desire; craving; powerful instinct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appetency

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Medical Definition of Appetency

1. Origin: L. Appetentia, fr. Appetere to strive after, long for. See Appetite. 1. Fixed and strong desire; especially. Natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite. "They had a strong appetency for reading." (Merivale) 2. Specifically: An instinctive inclination or propensity in animals to perform certain actions, as in the young to suck, in aquatic fowls to enter into water and to swim; the tendency of an organised body to seek what satisfies the wants of its organism. "These lacteals have mouths, and by animal selection or appetency the absorb such part of the fluid as is agreeable to their palate." (E. Darwin) 3. Natural tendency; affinity; attraction; used of inanimate objects. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appetency

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appetency (current term)
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Literary usage of Appetency

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1. The Divine Pedigree of Man, Or, The Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to by Thomson Jay Hudson (1899)
"appetency the Effective Agency of Progressive Development. — Every Mind Organism a Union of Elements of Conservation and Progress. ..."

2. Vital resources, or, How to become physiologically younger and stronger by Jerome Kidder (1869)
"... the peculiar appetency of each individual would make somewhat different selection of elements through a modified vital chemical elaboration. ..."

3. The Vital Resources Contributing to Capacity, Health, and Longevity by Jerome Kidder (1878)
"appetency.—BODY AND MIND RECIPROCATE. (22.) As the constitutions of all animate ... the peculiar appetency of each individual would make somewhat different ..."

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