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anorectic

[an-uh-rek-tik]
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adjective
  1. Also an·o·rec·tous. having no appetite.
  2. causing a loss of appetite.
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noun
  1. an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
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Also an·o·ret·ic [an-uh-ret-ik] /ˌæn əˈrɛt ɪk/, anorexic.

Origin of anorectic

First recorded in 1895–1900; an-1 + orectic
Can be confusedanorectic 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.

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anorectic in Medicine

anorectic

(ăn′ə-rĕktĭk)
adj.
  1. Marked by loss of appetite.
  2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
  3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
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n.
  1. An agent that causes loss of appetite.
  2. One affected with anorexia nervosa.
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