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  • n. The state or quality of being alimentive.
  • n. The instinct or faculty of appetite for food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The instinct or faculty of appetite for food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Propensity to seek or take nourishment, to eat and drink: first and still chiefly used by phrenologists.
  • n. The organ of the brain that is said to communicate the pleasure which arises from eating and drinking, and which prompts the taking of nourishment. Its supposed seat is in the region of the zygomatic fossa. See phrenology.

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