Meaning of gratification

grat•i•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (grat"u-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being gratified; great satisfaction.
  2. something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
  3. the act of gratifying.
  4. a reward, recompense, or gratuity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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