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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

  • FOREX-Dollar rises against yen as risk appetite returns
    * Dollar up vs yen as Treasury yields pull away from lows * News GPIF may raise foreign asset holdings also helps dollar LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The dollar rose against the safe-haven yen on Monday as upbeat data and a push-back of interest rate hike expectations restored some risk appetite to financial markets after a bout of jitters over global growth. The gr Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'
  • Diet Doc Announces Prescription Hormone Treatments and Appetite Zap, Enabling Their Patients to Safely Lose More ...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Even those who have gone through life eating whatever they want without gaining weight, will probably, at some point, begin noticing weight gain. As the body ages, the metabolism slows, ... Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'
  • FOREX-Yen retreats as risk appetite returns, eyes on Yellen
    * Speech by Fed's Yellen is next focus (Recasts to lead with yen, new comments) LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The yen edged down on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve policymaker helped revive some appetite for risk, with investors focused on a speech later by Fed chief Janet Yellen. The riskier Australian dollar gained 0.5 percent to trade at 93.58 yen. H Read more on this news related to 'Appetite'

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