Also, anorectous. having no appetite.
causing a loss of appetite.
an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.

“characterized by lack of appetite,” 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos “without appetite” (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 appetite.

Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.

Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.


An agent that causes loss of appetite.

One affected with anorexia nervosa.

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