whet one's appetites

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of whet one's appetites

: to make one hungry
  • Delicious smells from the kitchen whetted our appetites.

Word by Word Definitions

whet play
  1. : to sharpen by rubbing on or with something (such as a stone)

  2. : to make keen or more acute : excite, stimulate

  1. : a spell of work done with a scythe between the time it is sharpened and the time it needs to be sharpened again

  2. : time, while

  3. : something that sharpens or makes keen:

appetite play appetites
  1. : any of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life

  2. : an inherent craving

  3. : taste, preference


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