Gratification



[grat-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the state of being ; great satisfaction.
2.
something that ; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
3.
the act of .
4.
Archaic. a reward, recompense, or gratuity.
/ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of gratifying or the state of being gratified
2.
something that gratifies
3.
an obsolete word for gratuity
n.

1590s, from Middle French gratification or directly from Latin gratificationem (nominative gratificatio) “obligingness, complaisance,” noun of action from past participle stem of gratificari (see gratify).

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