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having a stimulating effect on the appetite.
an .
an appetite stimulant.
Historical Examples

The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a hook.
Pascal’s Penses Blaise Pascal

The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a crook.
The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal

Aperient roots,1535 aperitive species; Species diuretic, L. 1.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

He discussed the “efficacy” of millepedes, which he found to be “very diuretical and aperitive.”
Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Charles W. Bodemer


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