: A decreased appetite or aversion to food. Anorexia nervosa is a serious psychological disorder characterized by an extreme aversion to food, most often affecting young women.
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Diminished appetite; aversion to food. [G. fr. an- priv. + orexis, appetite]
- a. nervosa a mental disorder manifested by extreme fear of becoming obese and an aversion to food, usually occurring in young women and often resulting in life-threatening weight loss, accompanied by a disturbance in body image, hyperactivity, and amenorrhea.

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an·orex·ia .an-ə-'rek-sē-ə, -'rek-shə n
1) loss of appetite esp. when prolonged

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loss of appetite.

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an·orex·ia (an″o-rekґse-ə) [Gr. “want of appetite”] lack or loss of the appetite for food.

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