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noun appetite pronunciation in British English /ˈæpətaɪt/
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singularappetite
pluralappetites
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the natural feeling of wanting to eat
    a child with a healthy appetite
    The symptoms include fever and loss of appetite.
    All that fresh air and exercise has given me an appetite.
    spoil/ruin your appetite: Don’t have any more chocolate – it’ll spoil your appetite (=make you want to eat less at the next meal).
    work up an appetite (=do something that makes you hungry): Ella had worked up an appetite in the gym.
  2. 2
    [countable] a feeling of being very interested in something or of wanting it very much
    appetite for: The public’s appetite for celebrity gossip seems insatiable.
    sexual appetite: He is portrayed as having an immense sexual appetite.

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