anorexic

[an-uh-rek-sik]
noun
1.
a person suffering from anorexia or especially anorexia nervosa.
adjective

Origin:
1960–65; anorex(ia) + -ic

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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anorexic
1907, with ref. to anorexia nervosa (see anorexia); as a n. meaning "person with anorexia nervosa" it is attested from 1913.
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anorexic an·o·rex·ic (ān'ə-rěk'sĭk)
adj.
Relating to or suffering from anorexia nervosa.


an'o·rex'ic n.
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