appetency


ap·pe·ten·cy

noun \-tən(t)-sē\
plural ap·pe·ten·cies

Definition of APPETENCY

:  a fixed and strong desire :  appetite
ap·pe·tent \-tənt\ adjective

Examples of APPETENCY

  1. <television commercials create appetency for products that the consumer may not have known even existed>

Origin of APPETENCY

Latin appetentia, from appetent-, appetens, present participle of appetere
First Known Use: 1611

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