anorectic

[ an-uh-rek-tik ]
/ ˌæn əˈrɛk tɪk /

adjective

Also an·o·rec·tous. having no appetite.
causing a loss of appetite.

noun

an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
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 confused

anorectic anorexic
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Medicine definitions for anorectic

anorectic

[ ăn′ə-rĕktĭk ]

adj.

Marked by loss of appetite.
Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.

n.

An agent that causes loss of appetite.
One affected with anorexia nervosa.
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