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anorexic

[an-uh-rek-sik]
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noun
  1. a person suffering from anorexia or especially anorexia nervosa.
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adjective
  1. anorectic.
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Origin of anorexic

First recorded in 1960–65; anorex(ia) + -ic
Can be confusedanorectic anorexic
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adj.

1876; see anorexia + -ic. The immediate source or model is perhaps French anorexique. As a noun meaning "person with anorexia nervosa" it is attested from 1913.

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anorexic in Medicine

anorexic

(ăn′ə-rĕksĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to or suffering from anorexia nervosa.
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Related formsan′o•rexic n.
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