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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Definitions for orectic

  1. Of or pertaining to desire; appetitive.

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Citations for orectic
This, at any rate, would follow from the assumption that he believed us to be persons by reason of physical existence, of the soul's faculties, and of that blending of the reason with the orectic soul which we call will. John Addington Symonds, The Aristotelian System
As well as alethic values, such as truth, there are orectic values, which are possessed by desires, hopes, fears, etc. N. M. L. Nathan, Review of "The Good and the True," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 55, No. 2
Origin of orectic
Orectic is derived from the Greek word orektikós meaning "appetitive."