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appetency

ap·pe·ten·cy

appetency

pronunciation:
ae p tn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: appetencies
definition 1: intense craving or desire.
definition 2: a natural, instinctive tendency; propensity.
similar words:
hunger
derivation: appetence (n.)
Word Parts
The word appetency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.