from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of appetite.
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- n. A lack of appetite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of appetency; lack of desire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of appetence; failure of appetite.
- n. Lack of desire or inclination. See appetence.
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The officer was obliged, at last, to appease his hunger with a luncheon of bread and cheese, and a pint bottle of brandy, which he dispatched in the coach, cursing the inappetence of his lordship, who had ordered dinner to be put back a whole hour.
On the other hand, if a true arthritis is incited, there will be evident distress manifested, such as hurried respiration, accelerated pulse, inappetence, mixed lameness, local evidence of inflammation and particularly marked supersensitiveness of the affected parts.
It is early attended with high fever and marked general weakness and inappetence.
The owners reported slight inappetence the previous night.
If the vital signs are abnormal or the mild depression / inappetence continues for more than 48 hours, the horse should be examined by a veterinarian.