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anorexia nervosa

noun [U] uk   /æn.əˌrek.si.ə.nəˈvəʊ.sə/  us   /-nɚˈvoʊ-/ (informal anorexia)
a serious mental illness in which a person does not eat, or eats too little, often resulting in dangerous weight loss : Reports of anorexia and other eating disorders are on the increase.
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in Korean 거식증…
in Arabic مَرَض فُقدان الشهِيّة…
in Portuguese anorexia…
in Catalan anorèxia…
in Japanese 拒食症…
in Italian anoressia…
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