[ an-uh-rek-tik ]
/ ˌæn əˈrɛk tɪk /
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Also an·o·rec·tous. having no appetite.
causing a loss of appetite.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
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Also an·o·ret·ic [an-uh-ret-ik], /ˌæn əˈrɛt ɪk/, anorexic.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH anorecticanorectic , anorexic
Words nearby anorectic
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Medical definitions for anorectic
[ ăn′ə-rĕk′tĭk ]
Marked by loss of appetite.
Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
An agent that causes loss of appetite.
One affected with anorexia nervosa.
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