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Definition of Appetite

  APPETITE   noun
An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?Šp?ta?t n. 1 a natural desire to satisfy bodily needs, esp. for food or sexual activity. 2 (usu. foll. by for) an inclination or desire. °°appetitive adj. [ME f. OF apetit f. L appetitus f. appetere seek after]

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