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[aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-]
adjective Philosophy.
of or pertaining to desire; appetitive.

1665–75; < Greek orektikós appetitive, equivalent to orekt(ós) stretched out, longed for (derivative of orégein to grasp for, desire) + -ikos -ic Unabridged


[aw-rek-sis, oh-rek-]
noun Psychology.
the affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act.

1610–20; < Latin: longing, appetite < Greek órexis desire, equivalent to orég(ein) to desire + -sis -sis

orectic [aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-] , adjective Unabridged
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orectic (ɒˈrɛktɪk)
of or relating to the desires
[C18: from Greek orektikos causing desire, from oregein to desire]

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