to appease hunger


Senior Member
Russian & Ukrainian
Dear native speakers, does the phrase 'to appease hunger' sound natural to you?

Example sentence: Snack not only appeases hunger, but also enriches the body with various substances: minerals, vitamins and amino acids

Thank you!
  • Pauline Meryle

    Senior Member
    English UK
    "Satiate" and "satisfy" are both quite formal, and both also suggest that the hunger has been beaten (for the time being, at least).

    To my ear, "appease" is a useful distinction, a step along the way. A snack could appease (or "calm" or "blunt") your hunger without spoiling your dinner.
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