anorexia

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anorexia

1. loss of appetite
2. a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death

anorexia

[‚an·ə′rek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of appetite.
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Like people with anorexia athletica, they ran so much that they lost significant amounts of weight.
ANOREXIA athletica, or reverse anorexia nervosa as it is also known, is a problem for many athletes, according to nutrition experts.
She was also a victim of the newly identified anorexia athletica - characterised by excessively exercising as well as starvation to speed up weight loss.