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Pro-anorexia, loosely descriptive of a subculture, associated literature, and especially web sites that provide support for people with eating disorders and also sometimes (controversially) promote anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle choice and publish images of anorexic women as ‘thinspiration’ (inspiration to become thin). Compare pro-mia. [From Latin pro in favour of + an(orexi)a, from Greek an- not or without + orexis appetite + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.


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