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When I was growing up, I was teased for being too skinny. I went to summer camp when I was 11. I wore shorts, and the nurse said to me, in front of all my friends, that I was anorexic and that she had to monitor me to make sure I was eating. Because of that trauma, I never wore short pants or short skirts until I was 20.
Hani Furstenberg

Meaning of "anorexic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANOREXIC

anorexic  [ˌænəˈrɛksɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANOREXIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anorexic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ANOREXIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain, as well as a distorted body self-perception. It typically involves excessive weight loss and is diagnosed approximately nine times more often in females than in males. Due to their fear of gaining weight, individuals with this disorder restrict the amount of food they consume. Outside of medical literature, the terms anorexia nervosa and anorexia are often used interchangeably; however, anorexia is simply a medical term for lack of appetite, and the majority of individuals afflicted with anorexia nervosa do not, in fact, lose their appetites. Patients with anorexia nervosa often experience dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, fever, and a lack of energy. To counteract these side effects, particularly the latter, individuals with anorexia may engage in other harmful behaviors, such as smoking, excessive caffeine consumption, and excessive use of diet pills, along with an increased exercise regimen.

Definition of anorexic in the English dictionary

The definition of anorexic in the dictionary is suffering from anorexia nervosa.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANOREXIC


alexic
əˈlɛksɪk
anoxic
əˈnɒksɪk
ataxic
əˈtæksɪk
carborexic
ˌkɑːbəˈrɛksɪk
cytotoxic
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪk
dyslexic
dɪsˈlɛksɪk
endotoxic
ˌendəʊˈtɒksɪk
genotoxic
ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɒksɪk
hepatotoxic
ˌhepətəʊˈtɒksɪk
hypoxic
haɪˈpɒksɪk
nephrotoxic
ˌnefrəˈtɒksɪk
neurotoxic
ˌnjʊərəʊˈtɒksɪk
nontoxic
nɒnˈtɒksɪk
ototoxic
ˌəʊtəʊˈtɒksɪk
paralexic
ˌpærəˈlɛksɪk
phototoxic
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtɒksɪk
phytotoxic
ˌfaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪk
stereotaxic
ˌstɛrɪəˈtæksɪk
tanorexic
ˌtænəˈrɛksɪk
toxic
ˈtɒksɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANOREXIC

anopheles
anopheline
anopia
anopsia
anorak
anorectal
anorectic
anoretic
anorexia
anorexia nervosa
anorexigenic
anorthic
anorthite
anorthitic
anorthosite
anorthositic
anosmatic
anosmia
anosmic
another

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANOREXIC

antitoxic
apraxic
ataraxic
autotoxic
cachexic
dystaxic
epitaxic
exotoxic
hemotoxic
heterotaxic
homotaxic
psychotoxic
pyrexic
radiotoxic
thermotaxic
zootoxic

Synonyms and antonyms of anorexic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anorexic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANOREXIC

Find out the translation of anorexic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anorexic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anorexic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厌食的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anoréxico
570 millions of speakers

English

anorexic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

anorexic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُفقِد للشهِية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

страдающий анорексией
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anoréxico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

anorexic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anorexique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anorexic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

magersüchtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

拒食症的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식욕 부진의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anorexic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biếng ăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனோரெக்ஸிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनोएक्सिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anoreksik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anoressico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

anorektyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

анорексичний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anorexic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανορεξικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Anorexic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anorektisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anorektisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anorexic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANOREXIC»

The term «anorexic» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.458 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anorexic

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANOREXIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anorexic.
1
Justine Bateman
I realized I was an anorexic, a bulimic, and a compulsive overeater.
2
Jo Brand
I must be an anorexic because an anorexic looks in the mirror and sees a fat person.
3
Rachel Cusk
The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt.
4
Kat Dennings
I tried being anorexic for four hours, and then I was like, I need some bagels.
5
Marianne Faithfull
I was anorexic in the '60s and '70s, although it wasn't called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn't high on my agenda. But it is now.
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Hani Furstenberg
When I was growing up, I was teased for being too skinny. I went to summer camp when I was 11. I wore shorts, and the nurse said to me, in front of all my friends, that I was anorexic and that she had to monitor me to make sure I was eating. Because of that trauma, I never wore short pants or short skirts until I was 20.
7
Alice Greczyn
It seems everyone wants to know if I have an eating disorder, and playing an anorexic character on 'Make it or Break It' probably didn't help much. To set the record straight, I certainly do not have an eating disorder. I think as anyone can gather, I love food, and it is not just a front to cover up the fact that I don't eat any.
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Felicity Huffman
I was bulimic and anorexic for a while, just hating my body. As an actress, I was never thin enough, never pretty enough. My boobs weren't big enough.
9
Kristen Johnston
I am, uh... a 6 foot tall woman, I feel like I'm a healthy size, I'm not anorexic; and I feel that people who aren't anorexic are punished... for not being anorexic.
10
Carmen Kass
I don't think just being skinny means necessarily anorexic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANOREXIC»

Discover the use of anorexic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anorexic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Diary of an Anorexic Girl
Her amazing story is told through the journals she kept during her daily struggle with this addiction and disease. Her triumphs and tragedies all unfold together in this beautiful story of God's grace.
Morgan Menzie, 2003
2
Eating with Your Anorexic
" In this poignant, informative book, Laura Collins shares how she and her husband discovered the answer for themselves--and most significantly--for their anorexic fourteen-year-old-daughter.
Laura Collins, 2004
3
Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body
In addition, Silver relates these literary expressions to the representation of women's bodies in the conduct books, beauty manuals and other non-fiction prose of the period, contending that women 'performed' their gender and class ...
Anna Krugovoy Silver, 2002
4
The Anorexic Self: A Personal, Political Analysis of a ...
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Paula Saukko, 2008
5
My Life as a Male Anorexic
Michael Krasnow. cise some to try to limit his weight gain. I had told him at that time that I felt that it would be more possible for him to have some type of adequate nutrition if he were eating 1,000 calories per day, and burning 250 calories ...
Michael Krasnow, 2014
6
The Anorexic Mind
While anorexia nervosa may be considered the central syndrome in eating disorders, this book also considers how it links and differs from bulimia nervosa, the more common, related disorder.
Marilyn Lawrence, 2008
7
The Secret Life of an Anorexic
In this epic novel about strength, loving yourself, and overcoming your past, Kristen shows the world that she and anyone else with this illness has the power to overcome it.
Kristen Noel, 2012
8
Anorexic: A True Story
The incredible true story of a young girl's journey to hell and back.
Anna Paterson, 2000
9
Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture
"Leslie Heywood weaves deftly and powerfully between contemporary cultural analysis, literary criticism, and her own experiences as a postmodern/female body.
Leslie Heywood, 1996
10
Feeding Your Anorexic Adolescent
Norton offers an action plan for parents of children suffering from anorexia.
Claire P. Norton, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANOREXIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anorexic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Janice Alida models a Dion Lee for Target look in the ad campaign …
A change.org petition entitled “Stop using anorexic-looking models in advertising” has singled out an image used to promote the Dion Lee x ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
2
WeView Verdict: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
James.warne.jw was fairly brutal when discussing this element of the game, saying that “whenever the game tried to tell any of the anorexic ... «TheSixthAxis, Jul 15»
3
The history behind the chocolate hoax
Dr. Frank did a proper examination of the subjects to make sure there were no anorexic people or anything. But the swindle is part of the game. «Columbia Journalism Review, Jul 15»
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Anorexic Actress Rachael Farrokh Takes Her First Steps In Months …
Anorexic actress Rachael Farrokh stood up on two feet for the first time in months. Rachael issued a desperate online plea for help with her ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Emma Carpenter: Doctors treating anorexic teen were 'significantly …
Doctors treating anorexic teenager Emma Carpenter were "significantly distracted" by complicated family dynamics, an inquest heard. «Nottingham Post, Jul 15»
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Rachael Farrokh: Severely anorexic actress takes first steps one …
This is the moment Rachael Farrokh stood up on two feet for the first time in months - after issuing a desperate online plea for help with her ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Anorexic actress Rachael Farrokh is receiving life-saving hospital …
A dying anorexic actress whose desperate plea for help touched hearts across the world is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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Dying anorexic woman stands for first time in months
A dying anorexic woman has been given access to life-saving treatment thanks to the generosity of strangers and has made a giant leap in her ... «Yahoo7 News, Jun 15»
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Dying anorexic actress stands up for first time in months
Rachael Farrokh whose desperate plea for help touched hearts across the world is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California hospital ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
10
Emma Carpenter inquest: Doctor admits anorexic patient must have …
A CITY doctor has admitted an anorexic patient must have cheated her weight readings in the weeks leading up to her death. Emma Carpenter ... «Nottingham Post, Jun 15»

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