also, anorectous. having no appet-te.
causing a loss of appet-te.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.

“characterized by lack of appet-te,” 1832, medical latin, from greek anorektos “without appet-te” (see anorexia). as a noun, attested from 1913.

anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān’ə-rěk’tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět’ĭk)

marked by loss of appet-te.

suppressing or causing loss of appet-te.

of or affected with anorexia nervosa.


an agent that causes loss of appet-te.

one affected with anorexia nervosa.

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