Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "appetitive" []

  • Having the quality of desiring gratification. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "appetitive" in a sentence
  • "There is one principle with which, as we were saying, a man learns, another with which he is angry; the third, having many forms, has no special name, but is denoted by the general term appetitive, from the extraordinary strength and vehemence of the desires of eating and drinking and the other sensual appetites which are the main elements of it; also money-loving, because such desires are generally satisfied by the help of money."
  • "The vegetative power, whose functions are nourishment, growth and reproduction, is related to appetite, and is called the appetitive soul."
  • "But improving treatment for PTSD and other conditions (researchers are targeting the "appetitive" memory in addicts) is a laudable goal."
Words like "appetitive"