Etymology
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appetence (n.)

"strong desire, act of seeking or craving that which satisfies the senses," c. 1600, from French appétence "desire," from Latin appetentia "longing after something," abstract noun from appetentem (nominative appetens), present participle of appetere, from ad "to" (see ad-) + petere "to seek, request" (from PIE root *pet- "to rush, to fly"). Related: Appetency.

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Definitions of appetence

appetence (n.)
a feeling of craving something; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks;
Synonyms: appetite / appetency
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