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Appetency - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Appetency' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Appetency [ n.]
- Fixed and strong desire; esp. natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite.
- 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 organized body to seek what satisfies the wants of its organism.
- Natural tendency; affinity; attraction; -- used of inanimate objects.

Meaning of 'Appetency' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . appetency [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a feeling of craving something
Example in sentence:
  • an appetite for life;
  • the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible