anorectic
I. adjective also anoretic Etymology: Greek anorektos, from a- + oregein to reach after — more at right Date: circa 1894 1. a. lacking appetite b. anorexic 2 2. causing loss of appetite II. noun also anoretic Date: circa 1957 1. an anorectic agent 2. anorexic

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  • anorectic — ANORÉCTIC, Ă, anorectici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. (med.) (Bolnav) de anorexie. – Din fr. anorectique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  anoréctic s. m., adj. m …   Dicționar Român

  • anorectic — (adj.) characterized by lack of appetite, 1832, medical Latin, from Gk. anorektos without appetite (see ANOREXIA (Cf. anorexia)). As a noun, attested from 1913 …   Etymology dictionary

  • anorectic — an·o·rec·tic .an ə rek tik also an·o·ret·ic ret ik adj 1 a) lacking appetite b) ANOREXIC (2) 2) causing loss of appetite <anorectic drugs> anorectic also anoretic n 1) an anorectic agent 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Anorectic — An anorectic or anorexic (from the Greek an = without and orexis = appetite ), also known as anorexigenic or appetite suppressant, is a dietary supplement and/or drug which reduces appetite, food consumption, and as a result, causes weight loss… …   Wikipedia

  • anorectic — anorexic, anorectic Both words, adjectives derived from anorexia meaning ‘obsessive loss of appetite’, are in use. but anorexic is far more common and will eventually oust anorectic completely. It is also used absolutely as a quasi noun. Examples …   Modern English usage

  • anorectic — /an euh rek tik/, adj. 1. Also, anorectous. having no appetite. 2. causing a loss of appetite. n. 3. an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant. Also, anoretic /an euh ret ik/, anorexic. [1895 1900; AN 1 + ORECTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anorectic — adj. & n. (also anorexic) adj. involving, producing, or characterized by a lack of appetite, esp. in anorexia nervosa. n. 1 an anorectic agent. 2 a person with anorexia. Etymology: Gk anorektos without appetite (as ANOREXIA): anorexic f. F… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anorectic — 1. adjective /ænəˈrɛktɪk/ a) Characterised by a lack of appetite, especially as suffering from anorexia nervosa; anorexic. b) Causing a loss of appetite. 2. noun /ænəˈrɛktɪk/ A person suffering from …   Wiktionary

  • anorèctic — a|no|rèc|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • anorectic — adj. pertaining to or characterized by anorexia, suffering from anorexia (eating disorder characterized by self induced starvation) …   English contemporary dictionary

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