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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Appetencies(0.01214 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
n : a feeling of craving something; “an appetite for life”; “the
object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as
possible”- Granville Hicks [syn: appetite, appetence]
English → English (gcide)
Appetency \Ap"pe*ten*cy\, n.; pl. Appetencies. [L. appetentia,
fr. appetere to strive after, long for. See Appetite.]
1. Fixed and strong desire; esp. natural desire; a craving;
an eager appetite.
They had a strong appetency for reading. --Merivale.
2. Specifically: An instinctive inclination or propensity in
animals to perform certain actions, as in the young to
suck, in aquatic fowls to enter into water and to swim;
the tendency of an organized body to seek what satisfies
the wants of its organism.
These lacteals have mouths, and by animal selection
or appetency the absorb such part of the fluid as is
agreeable to their palate. --E. Darwin.
3. Natural tendency; affinity; attraction; -- used of