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Tanorexia

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Tanning addiction that a person excessively tans and never satisfies.
 
Tanorexia is formed from combining tan and -orexia. Orexia means desire as in anorexia, a eating disorder in which a person has fear of becoming fat, so refuses to eat and keeps losing weight. As anorexia is an addiction to lose weight, tanorexia also means addiction to tan.
Etymology : Blending tan and orexis(desire) from orgein(to desire)
Source : Doctors are concerned about tanning and advise against the use of tanning beds, as they have been proven to be carcinogenic — but tanorexia continues to be a problem, especially among young women. *(London Evening Standard 10/11/2010)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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