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orectic

[aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-] /ɔˈrɛk tɪk, oʊˈrɛk-/
adjective, Philosophy
1.
of or pertaining to desire; appetitive.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Greek orektikós appetitive, equivalent to orekt(ós) stretched out, longed for (derivative of orégein to grasp for, desire) + -ikos -ic

orexis

[aw-rek-sis, oh-rek-] /ɔˈrɛk sɪs, oʊˈrɛk-/
noun, Psychology
1.
the affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act.
Origin
1610-20; < Latin: longing, appetite < Greek órexis desire, equivalent to orég(ein) to desire + -sis -sis
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orectic
[aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-] /ɔˈrɛk tɪk, oʊˈrɛk-/ (Show IPA),
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orectic

/ɒˈrɛktɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the desires
Word Origin
C18: from Greek orektikos causing desire, from oregein to desire
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