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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.

See muscle dysmorphia

See reverse anorexia nervosa

Word Origin

based on anorexia, big + Greek orexis 'appetite'

Usage Note

medicine

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