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Appetitive behavior

activity that increases the likelihood of satisfying a specific need, as restless searching for food by a hungry predator (distinguished from ).


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  • Appetitive

    pertaining to . Historical Examples Lastly, all special kinds of acts belong either to the appetitive or to the cognoscitive faculties. On Prayer and The Contemplative Life St. Thomas Aquinas We also find the Platonic division into appetitive, spirited and rational. A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy Isaac Husik The two steeds really correspond in […]

  • Appetize

    v. “make hungry,” 1782 (implied in appetized), irregularly formed (on model of verbs in -ize) from appetite, or else a back-formation from appetizing. Historical Examples I fear my rude ways will not appetize you, but I can only offer you what cheer I have. The Lucky Piece Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Appetizer

    a small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat. any small portion that stimulates a desire for more or that indicates more is to follow: The first game was an appetizer to a great football season. Contemporary Examples A senior regime […]

  • Appetizing

    appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory. appealing; tempting. Contemporary Examples When Sweeney first meets the baker, her business is in the dumps and her pies are less than appetizing. 12 Craziest Pie Scenes Marlow Stern November 20, 2011 Few aromas are as appetizing as the commingling of sautéing onions and grilling beef. The Perfect […]

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