Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • 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 and Etymology of anorectic

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


First Known Use: 1832


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

Rhymes with anorectic


Medical Dictionary

1

anorectic

play
adjective an·o·rec·tic \ˌan-ə-ˈrek-tik\

Medical Definition of anorectic

  1. 1a:  lacking appetiteb:  anorexic 2

  2. 2:  causing loss of appetite <anorectic drugs>



Variants of anorectic

also

anoretic

\-ˈret-ik\play

2

anorectic

noun an·o·rec·tic

Medical Definition of anorectic

  1. 1:  an anorectic agent

  2. 2:  anorexic



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 take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

melancholy philistine lazy frenetic
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