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orexis

[ aw-rek-sis, oh-rek- ]
/ ɔˈrɛk sɪs, oʊˈrɛk- /
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noun Psychology.

the affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act.

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Origin of orexis

1610–20; <Latin: longing, appetite <Greek órexis desire, equivalent to orég(ein) to desire + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM orexis

o·rec·tic [aw-rek-tik, oh-rek-], /ɔˈrɛk tɪk, oʊˈrɛk-/, adjective
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