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bigorexia

[big-uh-rek-see-uh] /ˌbɪg əˈrɛk si ə/
Origin
2005
2005; big1 + (an)orexia
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Contemporary definitions for bigorexia
noun

a mental disorder characterized by a normal person's obsession with an imagined defect in physical appearance; also called [muscle dysmorphia], dysmorphophobia , reverse anorexia

Examples

Bigorexia tends to affect males more than females because men are under more pressure to be toned and muscular.

Word Origin

based on anorexia, big + Greek orexis 'appetite'

Usage Note

medicine

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