lose (one's) appetite

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lose (one's) appetite

To no longer be hungry; to no longer have a desire or inclination to eat. Hearing the gruesome details of the murder made me lose my appetite. The news was so sobering that we all lost our appetites.
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lose one's appetite

to lose one's desire to eat. After that gory movie, I'm afraid I've lost my appetite.
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References in classic literature ?
How many disconsolate fathers and substantial tradesmen had waited on the locksmith for the same purpose, with dismal tales of how their sons had lost their appetites, and taken to shut themselves up in dark bedrooms, and wandering in desolate suburbs with pale faces, and all because of Dolly Varden's loveliness and cruelty!
Keepers at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, North Yorkshire, started adding drugs to the Humboldt penguins' meals when the birds stopped laying eggs, lost their appetites and became unsociable.
Animal behaviour experts noticed the creepy crawlies were behaving oddly and had lost their appetites.
But thanks to a sudden drop in temperature and a cruel northerly blow, the fish had lost their appetites when an invitation match was staged to celebrate the new facility.