Variant of bulimia
- Med. a continuous, abnormal hunger
- an eating disorder, chiefly in young women, characterized by the gorging of large quantities of food followed by purging, as through self-induced vomitingin full bulimia nervosa
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek boulimia ; from bous, ox, cow plush limos, hunger ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form lei-, to diminish, meager from source little
- bulimic adjective
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