Appetite

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Appetite Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

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  • a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

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Appetite Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Appetite is wanting to eat food, the feeling of hunger. Humans and animals have appetite to make sure that they eat enough food to survive. A loss of appetite is also called anorexia (this is not the same as the eating disorder anorexia nervosa).

Appetite can change when people are ill, when they have eating disorders and when they are on different types of medications. A big appetite can make somebody eat more than they need to, and they can put on weight, even becoming obese. A small appetite can make someone eat less than they need to, making them lose weight or become malnourished.



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'Appetite' example sentence in quotations


* Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. - Ronald Reagan

* Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that - despite what you may think - is very difficult...We all know the cliche' that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well...use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means. - Lee C. Bollinger

* Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own. - Sir Richard Francis Burton


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Appetite Sample Sentences in News


  • Prebiotic shows promise in regulating kids' appetites
    The obesity epidemic among children has caused alarm throughout the United States and Canada. Achieving healthy energy intake among this age group is a widespread health concern. A new method of appetite regulation in children was recently investigated. Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'
  • Yen Falls Amid Risk Appetite
    The Japanese yen weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Tuesday amid risk appetite nurtured by the overnight gains on Wall Street and optimism concerning Chinese growth, as the nation took steps to bolster its struggling real estate market. Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'
  • What China's Growing Appetite for Pork Means for the Environment
    China has an astounding appetite for pork. By some estimates, the country is home to 723 million hogs, about 60 percent of the world’s total. Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'

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