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appetency

[ap-i-tuh n-see] /ˈæp ɪ tən si/
noun, plural appetencies.
1.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin appetentia a craving for, equivalent to appetent- (stem of appetēns, present participle of appetere; see appetence) + -ia -ia; see -ency
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appetence

/ˈæpɪtəns/
noun (pl) -tences, -tencies
1.
a natural craving or desire
2.
a natural or instinctive inclination
3.
an attraction or affinity
Word Origin
C17: from Latin appetentia, from appetere to crave
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