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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gratification \Grat"i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.] 1. The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart. [1913 Webster] 2. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight. [1913 Webster] 3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. --Bp. Morton. [1913 Webster]