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appetitenoun

uk   us   /ˈæp.ɪ.taɪt/

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 Arabic شَهِيّة…
in Korean 식욕…
in Malaysian selera…
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 Vietnamese sự ngon miệng…
in Spanish apetito…
in Portuguese apetite…
in Thai ความอยากอาหาร…
in German der Appetit…
in Catalan gana…
in Japanese 食欲…
in Indonesian selera…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食欲,胃口…
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