Bulimia meaning

bo͝o-lē'mē-ə, -lĭm'ē-ə, byo͝o-
An eating disorder, common especially among young women of normal or nearly normal weight, that is characterized by episodic binge eating and followed by feelings of guilt, depression, and self-condemnation. It is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, dieting, or fasting.
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The chronic eating disorder bulimia nervosa.
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The definition of bulimia is an eating disorder where you need to engage in an unhealthy food ritual involving binging on food and then throwing it up.

When you think you are fat and you eat an entire box of Twinkies but then you make yourself throw it up, this is an example of bulimia.

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Excessive or insatiable appetite.
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A continuous, abnormal hunger.
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An eating disorder, chiefly in young women, characterized by the gorging of large quantities of food followed by purging, as through self-induced vomiting.
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An eating disorder characterized by episodic binge eating followed by feelings of shame, depression, and self-condemnation. It occurs chiefly in young women of normal and near-normal weight and is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, fasting, or using laxatives.
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Excessive or insatiable appetite.
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An eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time, followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting, and other measures to prevent weight gain. It is most common among young women and teenage girls.
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Origin of bulimia

  • New Latin būlīmia from Greek boulīmiā bous ox gwou- in Indo-European roots līmos hunger
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition