- intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
- instinctive inclination or natural tendency.
- material or chemical attraction or affinity.
Origin of appetence
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The appetent is the spirit associated with an organism and organs; the non-appetent is the spirit apart from organism and organs.
The sentient spirit, that to which transmigratory conditions pertain, is also of two kinds, the appetent and non-appetent.
- a natural craving or desire
- a natural or instinctive inclination
- an attraction or affinity
C17: from Latin appetentia, from appetere to crave
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Word Origin and History for appetent
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