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aperitive

[uh-per-i-tiv] /əˈpɛr ɪ tɪv/ Medicine/Medical
adjective
1.
2.
having a stimulating effect on the appetite.
noun
3.
an aperient.
4.
an appetite stimulant.
Origin of aperitive
1575-1585
1575-85; < Medieval Latin aperitīvus, variant of Late Latin apertīvus, equivalent to Latin apert- (see aperture) + -īvus -ive
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