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addaword.gifdefinition of orthorexia (nervosa)

noun
an obsession with healthy eating; also 'orthorexic' (adjective and noun): relating to an obsession with healthy eating; someone who is obsessed with healthy eating
People with orthorexia nervosa fixate on eating foods that make them feel pure and healthy. | Orthorexics exhibit an over-enthusiasm for pure eating and healthy food. | After a brief resistance and some research, I'm ready to concede: "My name is David and I am mildly orthorexic."
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/04/2013 13:03:00
Definition of orthorexia (nervosa) from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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