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anorexia (nervosa)

noun [U]    /ˌæn·əˈrek·si·ə (nɜrˈvoʊ·sə)/ medical
an illness often resulting in dangerous weight loss , in which a person , usually a girl or woman, refuses to eat enough over a long period of time anorexic    /ˌæn·əˈrek·sɪk/ adjective a recovering anorexic teenager
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