anorexia

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anorexia /ˌænəˈrɛksijə/ noun
anorexia
/ˌænəˈrɛksijə/
noun
Learner's definition of ANOREXIA
[noncount]
: a serious physical and emotional illness in which an abnormal fear of being fat leads to very poor eating habits and dangerous weight loss
Anorexia most commonly affects teenage girls and young women.
called also anorexia nervosa
compare bulimia

— anorexic

/ˌænəˈrɛksɪk/ adjective

— anorexic

noun, plural anorexics [count]