anorectic

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀνόρεκτος (anórektos, without appetite), from ἀν- (an-, without) + ὀρέγειν (orégein, to desire).

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Adjective[edit]

anorectic (comparative more anorectic, superlative most anorectic)

  1. Characterised by a lack of appetite, especially as suffering from anorexia nervosa; anorexic.
    • 2005: cultural historians would trace the impact of the drug across a wide spectrum of popular culture, from the Mods of Britain to the new anorectic chic of the fashion world as exemplified by models like Twiggy. — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 160)
  2. Causing a loss of appetite.

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Noun[edit]

anorectic (plural anorectics)

  1. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa; an anorexic.

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