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anorexic

adjective an·orex·ic \ ˌa-nə-ˈrek-sik \

Definition of anorexic

1 : anorectic
2 : relating to, characteristic of, or affected with anorexia nervosa; also : seemingly affected with anorexia nervosa as by being excessively skinny

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First Known Use of anorexic

1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anorexic

noun

Definition of anorexic

: a person affected with or as if with anorexia nervosa

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First Known Use of anorexic

1907

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anorexic

adjective an·orex·ic \ -ˈrek-sik \

medical Definition of anorexic

1 : anorectic 1a
2 : relating to, characteristic of, or affected with anorexia nervosa

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anorexic

noun

medical Definition of anorexic

: a person affected with anorexia nervosa

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