orectic

orectic

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

Origin:
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)
 
adj
of or relating to the desires
 
[C18: from Greek orektikos causing desire, from oregein to desire]

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