anorectic

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

Definition of anorectic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : lacking appetite

b : anorexic sense 2

2 : causing loss of appetite

anorectic

noun
variants: or less commonly anoretic

Definition of anorectic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an anorectic agent

2 : anorexic

First Known Use of anorectic

Adjective

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anorectic

Adjective

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

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The first known use of anorectic was in 1832

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anorectic

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

Medical Definition of anorectic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : lacking appetite

b : anorexic sense 2

2 : causing loss of appetite anorectic drugs

anorectic

noun
variants: also anoretic

Medical Definition of anorectic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an anorectic agent

2 : anorexic

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