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n. pl. ap·pe·ten·cies
1. A strong craving or desire: "He spoke in words shot through with appetency as storm clouds are pierced with lightning" (Christopher John Farley).
2. A natural propensity or affinity.
[Latin appetentia, from appetēns, appetent-, present participle of appetere, to strive after; see appetite.]
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|Noun||1.||appetency - a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks|
craving - an intense desire for some particular thing
stomach - an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
sweet tooth - a strong appetite for sweet food