anorectic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀνόρεκτος ‎(anórektos, without appetite), from ἀν- ‎(an-, without) + ὀρέγειν ‎(orégein, to desire).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

anorectic ‎(comparative more anorectic, superlative most anorectic)

  1. Characterised by a lack of appetite, especially as suffering from anorexia nervosa; anorexic.
    • 2005: cultural historians would trace the impact of the drug across a wide spectrum of popular culture, from the Mods of Britain to the new anorectic chic of the fashion world as exemplified by models like Twiggy. — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 160)
  2. Causing a loss of appetite.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

anorectic ‎(plural anorectics)

  1. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa; an anorexic.
  2. A drug or dietary supplement that reduces the appetite so as to promote weight loss.

AnagramsEdit

Read in another language