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craving

[krey-ving] /ˈkreɪ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
great or eager desire; yearning.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see crave, -ing1
Related forms
cravingly, adverb
cravingness, noun
uncraving, adjective
uncravingly, adverb
Synonyms
See desire.
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  • Understanding this nutriment leads to understanding the three cravings.
  • These unnatural cravings of your unbalanced mind and undisciplined body.
British Dictionary definitions for cravings

craving

/ˈkreɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
an intense desire or longing
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Word Origin and History for cravings
n.

"urgent desires," 17c., from craving, verbal noun from crave.

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