gratification

[grat-uh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the state of being gratified; great satisfaction.
2.
something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
3.
the act of gratifying.
4.
Archaic. a reward, recompense, or gratuity.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin grātificātiōn- (stem of grātificātiō). See gratify, -ation

nongratification, noun
overgratification, noun
pregratification, noun
supergratification, noun


1. pleasure, relish, delight, enjoyment, comfort.
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gratification (ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of gratifying or the state of being gratified
2.  something that gratifies
3.  an obsolete word for gratuity

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Example sentences
It was not clear how far their demands would go for personalization, satisfaction, and instant gratification.
In general, students of this generation have been raised with routine instant
  gratification.
They found that the more education a villager had, the longer he was willing to
  delay gratification in return for a bigger reward.
Clearly, healthy, eating results in immediate gratification.
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