[ aw-rek-sis, oh-rek- ]

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

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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