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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
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin: longing, appetite < Greek órexis desire, equivalent to orég(ein) to desire + -sis -sis
Related forms
orectic
[aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-] /ɔˈrɛk tɪk, oʊˈrɛk-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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