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anorexic

noun [C]     /ˌæn.əˈrek.sɪk/ (also anorectic)
a person who suffers from anorexia: Anorexics tend to be obsessional and perfectionist.Diets and dietingMental and psychiatric disordersThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
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