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A strong and fixed desire or compulsion; an instinctive tendency. (1)
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appetency (s) (noun), appetencies (pl)
1. A fixed and strong desire; especially, a natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite: Ralph was listening to a man who talked about his appetency to consume as much alcohol and food as he could obtain, despite the fact that he didn't have a job to pay for his appetencies.
2. An instinctive inclination or propensity in animals to perform certain actions: There are appetencies of creatures; for example, in the young to suck, in aquatic fowls to enter into water and to swim, and the tendency of an organism to seek what satisfies its food cravings.
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