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appetite

noun uk   /ˈæp.ɪ.taɪt/ us  

appetite noun (FOOD)

C1 [C or U] the feeling that you want to eat food: All that walking has given me an appetite. I won't have any chocolate, thanks. It will spoil (= reduce) my appetite. I haven't got much of an appetite (= I am not hungry). The children all have healthy/good appetites (= they eat a lot). Both viruses cause fever and loss of appetite.
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appetite noun (NEED)

C2 [C] the feeling of wanting or needing something: her appetite for adventure his insatiable sexual appetite I've read an excerpt of the book on the Web and it's whetted my appetite (= increased my interest in it).
Translations of “appetite”
in Korean 식욕…
in Arabic شَهِيّة…
in French appétit…
in Turkish iştah…
in Italian appetito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 食慾,胃口…
in Russian аппетит…
in Polish apetyt…
in Spanish apetito…
in Portuguese apetite…
in German der Appetit…
in Catalan gana…
in Japanese 食欲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食欲,胃口…
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