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Noun: hungriness  húng-gree-nus
  1. A physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    - hunger
  2. Prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
    - longing, yearning
  3. Strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    "hungriness for affection";
    - hunger, thirst, thirstiness

Type of: desire, drive