appetency definition

  • noun:
    • Appetence.
    • Strong need; craving; effective instinct.
    • Fixed and powerful desire; esp. natural need; a craving; an eager desire for food.
    • exclusively: An instinctive inclination or tendency in creatures to execute particular actions, as in the young to suck, in aquatic fowls to get into liquid also to swim; the propensity of an organized human body to look for what fulfills the wishes of the system.
    • Natural propensity; affinity; attraction; -- used of inanimate objects.
    • a sense of craving one thing

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