Definition of anorexia
1 : loss of appetite especially when prolonged
2 : anorexia nervosa
Recent Examples of anorexia from the Web
Co-stars Keegan Michael-Key, Fred Savage, Billy Eichner, Nat Faxon and other talented folks. (July 14) A young woman is dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.
Netflix's recently dropped the trailer for To The Bone, a dramedy about a teen girl who has anorexia.
Carter had also been treated for anorexia, and Roy had made earlier suicide attempts.
I’ve been accused of promoting anorexia in, ironically enough, an anti bullying post.
But Dr. Jennifer Lewallen, PhD. tended to agree with my growing hunch that blaming Instagram for female insecurity in general is a little like blaming Twiggy for anorexia.
Fisher has the condition alopecia, which results in hair loss, and also struggled with anorexia in her teenage years, but is remarkably and refreshingly honest about both issues.
The actress stars in the anorexia-focused To the Bone, which just sold big at Sundance.
But Lisa, whose weight has plummeted from a healthy 140 lbs. to less than 90 lbs. in the last five years, doesn't have anorexia or bulimia.
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Origin and Etymology of anorexia
New Latin, from Greek, from a- + orexis appetite, from oregein
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
ANOREXIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anorexia for English Language Learners
: a serious physical and emotional illness in which an abnormal fear of being fat leads to very poor eating habits and dangerous weight loss
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