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

  • adj. Suffering from or afflicted with anorexia nervosa.
  • adj. Anorectic.
  • adj. Characterized by severe economy of style and expression: "The book consists of nineteen rather anorexic stories, stripped of all but vestigial traces of emotion and often of plot” ( Madison Smartt Bell).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to, or suffering from anorexia nervosa.
  • adj. thin, skinny
  • n. Somebody suffering from anorexia nervosa.
  • n. A medicine which suppresses appetite.

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

  • n. a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
  • adj. suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin

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