Origin of appetence
Examples from the Web for appetence
For perception in any subject is vain, unless it can desire, and appetence is useless, unless it can move.
British Dictionary definitions for appetence
noun plural -tences or -tencies
Word Origin for appetence
Word Origin and History for appetence
"strong desire," c.1600, from French appétence "desire," from Latin appetentia "longing after something," noun of state from appetentem (nominative appetens), present participle of appetere, from ad "to" (see ad-) + petere "to seek, request" (see petition (n.)).