appetite /ˈapɪtʌɪt/

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I. noun

1. a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food

he has a healthy appetite
[ mass noun]
they suffered from loss of appetite.
2. a strong desire or liking for something

her appetite for life.
– origin Middle English: from Old French apetit (modern appétit), from Latin appetitus ‘desire for’, from appetere ‘seek after’, from ad- ‘to’ + petere ‘seek’.

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