appetite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"appetite" in British English

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appetitenoun

uk   us   /ˈæp.ɪ.taɪt/

appetite noun (FOOD)

C1 [C or U] the ​feeling that you ​want to ​eatfood: 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 ​virusescausefever and loss of appetite.
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appetite noun (NEED)

C2 [C] the ​feeling of ​wanting or ​needing something: her appetite foradventure his insatiablesexual appetite I've ​read an ​excerpt of the ​book on the Web and it's whetted my appetite (= ​increased my ​interest in it).
(Definition of appetite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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appetitenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæp·ɪˌtɑɪt/
a ​desire or need for something, esp. ​food: a good/​healthy appetite an appetite for ​adventure
(Definition of appetite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “appetite”
in Korean 식욕…
in Arabic شَهِيّة…
in Malaysian selera…
in French appétit…
in Russian аппетит…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 食慾,胃口…
in Italian appetito…
in Turkish iştah…
in Polish apetyt…
in Spanish apetito…
in Vietnamese sự ngon miệng…
in Portuguese apetite…
in Thai ความอยากอาหาร…
in German der Appetit…
in Catalan gana…
in Japanese 食欲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食欲,胃口…
in Indonesian selera…
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