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Present participle of crave.
From Middle English cravinge, from Old English crafing (“claim, demand”), equivalent to crave + -ing.
I have a big craving for sweets.
The craving for a cigarette often goes away in less than a week.
The demand for union was succeeded by a craving for independence.
In the fourth week, I had an intense craving for salt.
Union with the unpleasant, separation from the pleasant, unsatisfied craving, are each a result of individuality.
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