Definitions

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  • n. A focus on cutting down one's energy consumption and reducing one's carbon footprint that is deemed irrational, excessive, or unhealthy.

Etymologies

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Blend of carbon and anorexia.

Examples

  • Even if few people suffer from energy anorexia, or carborexia, as it's also called, a recent survey showed that fully 7 percent of Americans are hard core about recycling and reducing their carbon output.

    IEEE Spectrum

  • Last weekend my family and I appeared in the New York Times as victims (or perhaps purveyors) of a new mental illness, "carborexia."

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

  • Perhaps you suffer from carborexia: read Government Spoils Resolution on Whaling

    Jennifer Marohasy

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