anoretic

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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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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