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anorexia (nervosa)

noun [U]  /ˌæn·əˈrek·si·ə (nɜrˈvoʊ·sə)/ medical us  
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
adjective  /ˌæn·əˈrek·sɪk/ us  
a recovering anorexic teenager
(Definition of anorexia (nervosa) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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