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appetize

v.

"make hungry," 1782 (implied in appetized), irregularly formed (on model of verbs in -ize) from appetite, or else a back-formation from appetizing.

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  • I fear my rude ways will not appetize you, but I can only offer you what cheer I have.

    The Lucky Piece Albert Bigelow Paine

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