- Also an·o·rec·tous. having no appetite.
- causing a loss of appetite.
- an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant.
“characterized by lack of appetite,” 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos “without appetite” (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.
- Marked by loss of appetite.
- Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
- Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
- An agent that causes loss of appetite.
- One affected with anorexia nervosa.