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  1. To prolong pain; to satisfy the anticipatory pleasure of hunger; to deliberately plan the contamination of the drinking-water of a people.
  2. The demagogic demands of the belly.
  3. A sinful or extravagant act among the destitute.
  4. A sacred rite among the rich.
  5. An artificial aid to conversation and the repetition of threadbare stories, generally off-color.