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appetites, plural;
  1. A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, esp. for food
    • - he has a healthy appetite
    • - they suffered from loss of appetite
  2. A strong desire or liking for something
    • - an unquenchable appetite for life

  1. a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
  2. The appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose tissue and the brain. ...
  3. Appetite is the debut album by singer/songwriter Kris Delmhorst, released in 1998.
  4. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger; Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing; The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind
  5. a psychological desire to consume specific foods.
  6. A learned behavior and an emotional or mental desire for food that may be brought about by the sight or smell of food or by thinking of a pleasurable food or meal eaten in the past.
  7. A desire to satisfy a physical or mental need, such as for food, sex or adventure.
  8. A recurring emptiness. Feed three times a day. Incurable.
  9. Learned psychological reaction to food caused by pleasant memories of eating
  10. To dream that you see a man eating with a good appetite means that you are going to meet a person soon who will play an important role in your life.
  11. is the drive to ingest food. his drive is regulated by various hormonal and neural stimulithat originate in the adipose tissue and the endocrine, neurological, and gastrointestinal systems. ...
  12. The primarily psychological (external) influences that encourage us to find and eat food, often in the absence of obvious hunger.