Orectic
Orectic O*rec"tic, a. [Gr. 'orektiko`s, fr. 'o`rexis, yearning after, from 'ore`gein to reach after.] (Philos.) Of or pertaining to the desires; hence, impelling to gratification; appetitive. [1913 Webster]

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  • orectic — Pertaining to or characterized by orexia. * * * orec·tic ȯr ek tik adj of or relating to orexis <orectic energy> …   Medical dictionary

  • orectic — /aw rek tik, oh rek /, adj. Philos. of or pertaining to desire; appetitive. [1665 75; < Gk orektikós appetitive, equiv. to orekt(ós) stretched out, longed for (deriv. of orégein to grasp for, desire) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • orectic — adjective Of or pertaining to desire or appetite See Also: orexis …   Wiktionary

  • orectic — É” rektɪk /É‘ adj. of desire; lustful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orectic — [ɒ rɛktɪk] adjective technical of or concerning desire or appetite. Origin C17 (as a noun in the sense stimulant for the appetite ): from Gk orektikos, from oregein reach for …   English new terms dictionary

  • orectic — orec·tic …   English syllables

  • orectic — /ɒˈrɛktɪk/ (say o rektik) adjective of or relating to desire; appetitive. {Greek orektikos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • orectic —   a. pertaining to desires and their satisfaction.    ♦ orexis, n. mental desire; effort …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orectic — adj. Philos. & Med. of or concerning desire or appetite. Etymology: Gk orektikos f. orego stretch out …   Useful english dictionary

  • orexis — orectic /aw rek tik, oh rek /, adj. /aw rek sis, oh rek /, n. Psychol. the affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act. [1610 20; < L: longing, appetite < Gk órexis… …   Universalium

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