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ANORECTIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anorectic mean? 

ANORECTIC (noun)
  The noun ANORECTIC has 1 sense:

1. a person suffering from anorexia nervosa

  Familiarity information: ANORECTIC used as a noun is very rare.


ANORECTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANORECTIC has 2 senses:

1. suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
2. causing loss of appetite

  Familiarity information: ANORECTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANORECTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A person suffering from anorexia nervosa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

anorectic; anorexic

Hypernyms ("anorectic" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)


ANORECTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin

Synonyms:

anorectic; anorexic

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


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Meaning:

Causing loss of appetite

Synonyms:

anorexigenic; anorectic

Context example:

an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug

Similar:

causative (producing an effect)


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