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anorectic

adjective an·o·rec·tic \ ˌa-nə-ˈrek-tik \
variants: or less commonly anoretic play \-ˈre-tik\

Definition of anorectic

1 a : lacking appetite
b : anorexic 2
2 : causing loss of appetite

Origin and Etymology of anorectic

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


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anorectic

noun
variants: or less commonly anoretic

Definition of anorectic

1 : an anorectic agent
2 : anorexic

First Known Use of anorectic

1957

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anorectic

adjective an·o·rec·tic \ ˌan-ə-ˈrek-tik \
variants: also anoretic play \-ˈret-ik\

medical Definition of anorectic

1 a : lacking appetite
b : anorexic 2
2 : causing loss of appetite
  • anorectic drugs

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anorectic

noun
variants: also anoretic

medical Definition of anorectic

1 : an anorectic agent
2 : anorexic

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