appetency

appetency

[ap-i-tuhn-see]
noun, plural appetencies.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin appetentia a craving for, equivalent to appetent- (stem of appetēns, present participle of appetere; see appetence) + -ia -ia; see -ency

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To appetency
Collins
World English Dictionary
appetence or appetency (ˈæpɪtəns)
 
n , pl -tences, -tencies
1.  a natural craving or desire
2.  a natural or instinctive inclination
3.  an attraction or affinity
 
[C17: from Latin appetentia, from appetere to crave]
 
appetency or appetency
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin appetentia, from appetere to crave]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;