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anorexic

[an-uh-rek-sik] /ˌæn əˈrɛk sɪk/
noun
1.
a person suffering from anorexia or especially anorexia nervosa.
adjective
2.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; anorex(ia) + -ic
Can be confused
anorectic, anorexic.
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Examples from the web for anorexic
  • The culture of celebrity and the anorexic look of supermodels are overripe as subjects for parody.
  • It may connect asceticism to reward in an anorexic s brain.
Word Origin and History for anorexic
adj.

1876; see anorexia + -ic. The immediate source or model is perhaps French anorexique. As a noun meaning "person with anorexia nervosa" it is attested from 1913.

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anorexic in Medicine

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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