orexia

o·rex·i·a

(ō-rek'sē-ă),
1. The affective and conative aspects of an act, in contrast to the cognitive aspect.
2. Synonym(s): appetite
[G. orexis, appetite]
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The same verb produced the noun orexia longing desire and the addition of the negative prefix an-gave the noun anorexia and changed the meaning to ``absence of longing'' and,more specifically,``loss of appetite''.