[ grat-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


the state of being gratified; great satisfaction.
something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
the act of gratifying.
Archaic. a reward, recompense, or gratuity.

Origin of gratification

First recorded in 1590–1600, gratification is from the Latin word grātificātiōn- (stem of grātificātiō). See gratify, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM gratification

non·grat·i·fi·ca·tion, nouno·ver·grat·i·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·grat·i·fi·ca·tion, nounsu·per·grat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun

Words nearby gratification Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gratification

/ (ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /


the act of gratifying or the state of being gratified
something that gratifies
an obsolete word for gratuity
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