To make hungry to whet the desire for food of
- to help make hungry; to whet the desire for food of.
To stimulate the desire for food (not in the dictionary, however it must certanly be - thus you good individuals)
"make hungry," 1782 (implied in appetized), irregularly formed (on model of verbs in -ize) from appetite, otherwise a back-formation from appetizing.
(v. t.) To make hungry; to whet the appetite of.