Also an·o·rec·tous. having no appetite.
causing a loss of appetite.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
undernourished, malnourished, angular, bony, puny, scrawny, shadow, skeleton, skinny, gangly, undersized, stringbean
Also an·o·ret·ic [an-uh-ret-ik] /ˌæn əˈrɛt ɪk/, anorexic.
Origin of anorectic
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"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
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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