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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Bell juxtaposes his ontological explanation of holy anorexia as a disease to a historical explanation.
Davis asserts that "when, finally, female saints came to be recognized in terms of their capacity to do good works, the phenomenon of holy anorexia largely disappeared" (190).