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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Definitions for appetence

  1. Intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
  2. Instinctive inclination or natural tendency.
  3. Material or chemical attraction or affinity.

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Citations for appetence
A sudden step and desire to reach back in time to change the circumstances, to re-write and re-route all those ferocious columns, an appetence to change what had been done and said. Charles D. Ellison, Tantrum
How immense is their thirst for life! A youthful nation in its entirety, a new mankind, inspired with an eager appetence for knowledge and truth. Stefan Zweig and Laurence Mintz, Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky: Master Builders of the Spirit
Origin of appetence
1600-1610
Appetence, from the same root as appetite, comes from the Latin appete meaning “to seek for or long for.”