Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.
  • n. Anorexia nervosa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.
  • n. Anorexia nervosa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of appetite, without a loathing of food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of appetite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite

Etymologies

Greek anorexiā : an-, without; see a-1 + orexis, appetite (from oregein, to reach out for; see reg- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀνορεξία, from ἀν- ("without") + ὄρεξις ("appetite"). (Wiktionary)

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