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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
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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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