gratification


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.
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   2. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment;
      fruition: delight.
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   3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity. --Bp. Morton.
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