appetency

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noun ap·pe·ten·cy \-tən(t)-sē\

Definition of appetency

plural

appetencies

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1611


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