anorexic

[ an-uh-rek-sik ]
/ ˌæn əˈrɛk sɪk /

noun

a person suffering from anorexia or especially anorexia nervosa.

adjective

Origin of anorexic

First recorded in 1960–65; anorex(ia) + -ic
Can be confusedanorectic anorexic
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Word Origin and History for anorexic

anorexic


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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Medicine definitions for anorexic

anorexic

[ ăn′ə-rĕksĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or suffering from anorexia nervosa.
Related formsan′o•rexic n.
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