Etymology
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anorectic (adj.)

"characterized by want of appetite," 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos "without appetite," from an- "not, without" (see an- (1)) + orektos, verbal adjective of oregein "to long for, desire" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.

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Definitions of anorectic
1
anorectic (adj.)
suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin;
Synonyms: anorexic
anorectic (adj.)
causing loss of appetite;
an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug
Synonyms: anorexigenic
2
anorectic (n.)
a person suffering from anorexia nervosa;
Synonyms: anorexic
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