anorectic

anorectic

[an-uh-rek-tik]
adjective
1.
Also, anorectous. having no appetite.
2.
causing a loss of appetite.
noun
3.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
Also, anoretic [an-uh-ret-ik] , anorexic.


Origin:
1895–1900; an-1 + orectic

anorectic, anorexic.
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anorexia (ˌænɒˈrɛksɪə)
 
n
1.  loss of appetite
2.  Also called: anorexia nervosa a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from an- + orexis appetite]
 
ano'rectic
 
adj, —n
 
ano'rexic
 
adj, —n

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anorectic
"characterized by lack of appetite," 1894, medical L., from Gk. anorektos "without appetite" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.
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anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān'ə-rěk'tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Marked by loss of appetite.

  2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.

  3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.

n.
  1. An agent that causes loss of appetite.

  2. One affected with anorexia nervosa.

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