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anorexia nervosanoun [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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anorexia (nervosa)noun [U]

us   /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
adjective us   /ˌæn·əˈrek·sɪk/
a recovering anorexic teenager
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