[ aw-rek-tik, oh-rek- ]
/ ɔˈrɛk tɪk, oʊˈrɛk- /
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of or relating to desire; appetitive.
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Origin of orectic
1665–75; <Greek orektikós appetitive, equivalent to orekt(ós) stretched out, longed for (derivative of orégein to grasp for, desire) + -ikos-ic
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Associated words: desiderative, desideratum, orectic, optative.Putnam's Word Book|Louis A. Flemming
British Dictionary definitions for orectic
/ (ɒˈrɛktɪk) /
of or relating to the desires
Word Origin for orectic
C18: from Greek orektikos causing desire, from oregein to desire
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