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 (ăn′ə-rĕk′tĭk) also an·o·ret·ic (-rĕt′ĭk)
1. Marked by loss of appetite.
2. Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
3. Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
1. One who is affected with anorexia nervosa.
2. An anorectic drug.

[From Greek anorektos, without appetite : an-, not; see a-1 + orektos, verbal adj. of oregein, to reach out for; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˌæn əˈrɛk tɪk)

also an•o•ret•ic

(-ˈrɛt ɪk)

1. having no appetite.
2. affected with anorexia nervosa.
3. causing a loss of appetite.
4. a substance, as a drug, causing loss of appetite.
5. an anorexic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anorectic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosaanorectic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.anorectic - suffering from anorexia nervosaanorectic - suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.anorectic - causing loss of appetite; "an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
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(ˌanəˈreksiə) noun
(also anorexia nervosa (-neː(r)ˈvousə) ) an abnormal fear of being fat that makes people, especially girls and young women, starve themselves. She suffers from anorexia and refuses to eat.
ˌanoˈrexic, ˌanoˈrectic adjective, noun
suffering from anorexia nervosa; a person who suffers from anorexia. Anorexics can endanger their lives; She looks so thin because she is anorectic.
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Exercising in the morning may be associated with lower blood pressure, better sleep and greater weight loss, due to improved fat burning and appetite suppression. Studies also suggest that people tend to be more consistent with morning exercise, due to fewer distractions that are likely to interrupt their routines later in the day.
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