Anorexic ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Anorexic ( adjective )

  1. Relating to anorexia, a medical condition characterized by an abnormal lack of appetite for food.
  2. Having an abnormally low body weight as a result of excessive dieting or a pathological fear of gaining weight.

Origin:

Mid 19th century: from an- (expressing negation) + greek orexis 'appetite'.

Examples:

  1. The anorexic model was too thin and her health was suffering.
  2. She was diagnosed with anorexia after losing too much weight.
  3. An anorexic person may experience severe weight loss and malnutrition.
  4. The fashion industry has been criticized for promoting an anorexic ideal of beauty.
  5. Anorexic individuals often have a distorted view of their own body weight and shape.

(As a noun)

Anorexic ( noun )

  1. Relating to anorexia, a medical condition characterized by an abnormal lack of appetite for food.
  2. Having an abnormally low body weight as a result of excessive dieting or a pathological fear of gaining weight.

Origin:

Mid 19th century: from an- (expressing negation) + greek orexis 'appetite'.

Examples:

  1. The anorexic model was too thin and her health was suffering.
  2. She was diagnosed with anorexia after losing too much weight.
  3. An anorexic person may experience severe weight loss and malnutrition.
  4. The fashion industry has been criticized for promoting an anorexic ideal of beauty.
  5. Anorexic individuals often have a distorted view of their own body weight and shape.
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