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(See the entry for gratification in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- (countable) The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite.
- 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 161:
- Many of the so-called rites of these secret societies were so patently ridiculous, that it is quite obvious that they were merely an excuse for men and women to indulge in sex-play and lustful gratification, frequently of an abnormal kind.
- the gratification of the palate
- the gratification of the heart
- (uncountable) A feeling of pleasure; satisfaction
- (countable) A reward; a gratuity.
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- gratification in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- gratification in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- gratification at OneLook Dictionary Search
gratification f (plural gratifications)