• Anorectic

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ænəˈrɛktɪk/

    Origin

    Borrowing from grc ἀνόρεκτος, from ἀν- ("without") + ὀρέγειν ("to desire").

    Full definition of anorectic

    Adjective

    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.

    Noun

    anorectic

    (plural anorectics)
    1. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa; an anorexic.

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