Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

anorectic

play
adjective an·o·rec·tic \ˌa-nə-ˈrek-tik\

Definition of anorectic

  1. 1 a :  lacking appetite b :  anorexic 2

  2. 2 :  causing loss of appetite



Variants of anorectic

also anoretic play \-ˈre-tik\

Origin of anorectic

Greek anorektos, from a- + oregein to reach after — more at right


First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with anorectic


2

anorectic

noun an·o·rec·tic

Definition of anorectic

  1. 1 :  an anorectic agent

  2. 2 :  anorexic



1957

First Known Use of anorectic

1957

Variants of anorectic

also anoretic

Learn More about anorectic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "anorectic"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anorectic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to defraud especially of money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily maudlin angry prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ