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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  That  which  affords  pleasure;  satisfaction;  enjoyment; 
  fruition:  delight. 
 
  3.  A  reward;  a  recompense;  a  gratuity.  --Bp.  Morton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gratification 
  n  1:  state  of  being  gratified;  great  satisfaction:  "dull 
  repetitious  work  gives  no  gratification";  "to  my  immense 
  gratification  he  arrived  on  time"  [syn:  {satisfaction}] 
  2:  the  act  or  an  instance  of  gratifying  or  satisfying 




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