Definition of gratification noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gratification

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌɡræt̮əfəˈkeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable, countable](formal)
     
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  1. 1the state of feeling pleasure when something goes well for you or when your desires are satisfied; something that gives you pleasure synonym satisfaction
  2. 2 sexual gratification Feeding will usually provide instant gratification to a crying baby. Much to my gratification, my work got a special mention in her speech.
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