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前缀ap-同ad-. 词根pet, 追求，见compete, 竞争。此处指渴望美食。
- appetite:  In its origins, appetite referred to a very generalized desire or inclination; the wish for food is a secondary development. The Latin noun was appetītus, a derivative of the compound verb appetere ‘strive after, desire eagerly’, which was based on petere ‘go to, seek out’ (source also of English compete, impetus, petition, and repeat, and related to feather).
=> compete, impetus, petition, repeat
- appetite (n.)
- c. 1300, "craving for food," from Anglo-French appetit, Old French apetit (13c.) "appetite, desire, eagerness," from Latin appetitus "appetite," literally "desire toward," from appetitus, past participle of appetere "to long for, desire; strive for, grasp at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + petere "go to, seek out" (see petition (n.)).
Of other desires or cravings, from late 14c. As an adjective form, OED lists appetitious (1650s) and appetitual (1610s) as "obsolete," but appetitive (1570s) continues.
- 1. There is nothing like a long walk to arouse the appetite.
- 2. Symptoms are a slight fever, headache and loss of appetite.
- 3. The public has an insatiable appetite for stories about the famous.
- 4. Lili had clearly regained her appetite but Doran was disinterested in food.
- 5. Contrary to popular belief, moderate exercise actually decreases your appetite.
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