- Marked by loss of appetite.
- Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
- Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
- One who is affected with anorexia nervosa.
- An anorectic drug.
Origin of anorecticFrom Greek anorektos without appetite an- not ; see a- 1. orektos verbal adj. of oregein to reach out for ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.