appetency

noun ap·pe·ten·cy \ -tən(t)-sē \

Definition of appetency

plural appetencies
: a fixed and strong desire : appetite

appetent

play \-tənt\ adjective

Examples of appetency in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of appetency

Latin appetentia, from appetent-, appetens, present participle of appetere

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