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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Appetency (0.01190 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: appetency appetency 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) Definition: Appetency 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. [1913 Webster] They had a strong appetency for reading. --Merivale. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Natural tendency; affinity; attraction; -- used of inanimate objects. [1913 Webster]


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