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


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  • Analysts see strengthening trend in the public issue space
    Market sentiment might suggest that the appetite for public issues — IPOs and FPOs — and offers-for-sale would be as positive, but the ground reality seems to be different. Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'
  • Appetite for homes dwindles as Aug. sales tumble
    Investors took a break from the U.S. housing market, data showed, with existing home sales tumbling unexpectedly in August. Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'

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