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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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Montseny distingue aqui entre dos tipos de mujer moderna en boga en la epoca de entreguerras, "the athletic body" y "the look of the night: dark eyes, pale skin, and almost anoretic bodies" (Hake 196-7).
Making something out of nothing could produce anoretic reaction (8)
Cons: Zyban has been linked to seizures and is not suitable for high risk patients such as epileptics, diabetics on glucose-lowering drugs or insulin and people using anoretic (appetite suppressing) drugs.