Definition of Orectic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the desires; hence, impelling to gratification; appetitive.



Definition of Orectic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to desire or appetite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orectic

1. pertaining to appetites or desires [adj]

Medical Definition of Orectic

1. Pertaining to or characterised by orexia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orectic

ordures
ordurous
ore
ore bed
ore bodies
ore body
ore dressing
ore processing
ore tenus
oread
oreades
oreads
orebodies
orebody
orecchiette
orectic (current term)
orective
oregano
oreganos
oregon grape
oregonite
oregovomab
oreibasia
oreide
oreides
orenda
oreo
oreodon
oreodont

Literary usage of Orectic

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1. The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul by Noah Porter (1869)
"Aristotle had recognized under the orectic, or impulsive powers—the powers of ... Lectures, Лс- Kant subdivided the Impulsive and orectic into two, viz., ..."

2. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1866)
"... therefore, be solicitous, with Mr. Harris and Lord Monboddo, to naturalize in English the term orectic.3 Again, the phrase phaenomena of activity would ..."

3. The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton by William Hamilton (1872)
"... familiarly suggests the latter, and we need not, therefore, be solicitous, with Mr. Harris and Lord Monboddo, to naturalize in English the term orectic. ..."

4. Religion and Culture: A Critical Survey of Methods of Approach to Religious by Frederick Schleiter (1919)
"From a certain point of view, however, it may be said that cause is as much orectic as gnostic, peculiar though this statement may seem at first sight. ..."

5. A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences: Including the Vocabulary of by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1878)
"The orectic, collectively, the desires. — Aristotle,4 Monboddo.5 See Hamilton.6 *Organ. ORGANIC, ORGANICAL, of or pertaining to an organ, qv; as, ..."

6. The politics of Aristotle: books I-V : a revised text by Aristotle, Franz Susemihl, Robert Drew Hicks (1894)
"(1022), it appears that this ' orectic ' soul is also that within us by which we feel every kind of pain or pleasure, so that the influence of music upon ..."

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