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Definition of appetite noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] physical desire for food He suffered from headaches and loss of appetite. The walk gave me a good appetite. Don't spoil your appetite by eating between meals.
  2. 2[countable] a strong desire for something sexual appetites The preview was intended to whet your appetite (= make you want more). appetite for something The public has an insatiable appetite for scandal.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: appetite