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anorectic

[an-uh-rek-tik] /ˌæn əˈrɛk tɪk/
adjective
1.
Also, anorectous. having no appetite.
2.
causing a loss of appetite.
noun
3.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
Also, anoretic
[an-uh-ret-ik] /ˌæn əˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
anorexic.
Origin of anorectic
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; an-1 + orectic
Can be confused
anorectic, anorexic.
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Word Origin and History for anorectic
adj.

"characterized by lack of appetite," 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos "without appetite" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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anorectic in Medicine

anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān'ə-rěk'tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Marked by loss of appetite.

  2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.

  3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.

n.
  1. An agent that causes loss of appetite.

  2. One affected with anorexia nervosa.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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