bleachorexia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of bleach and anorexia.

Noun[edit]

bleachorexia (uncountable)

  1. An unhealthy obsession with whitening one's teeth.
    • 2009, Deirdre Kelly, "Price choppers: Get pearly whites for 99 bucks", The Globe and Mail, 24 September 2009:
      People who want teeth whiter than nature intended, reaching repeatedly for the peroxide, suffer from "bleachorexia," a word coined by the American Dental Association.