bulimia

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noun bu·lim·ia \bü-ˈlē-mē-ə, byü-, -ˈli-\

Definition of bulimia

  1. 1 :  an abnormal and constant craving for food

  2. 2 :  a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression —called also bulimia nervosa

bulimic

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Origin and Etymology of bulimia

New Latin, from Greek boulimia great hunger, from bou-, augmentative prefix (from bous head of cattle) + limos hunger — more at cow


BULIMIA Defined for English Language Learners

bulimia

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Definition of bulimia for English Language Learners

  • : a serious physical and emotional illness in which people and especially young women eat large amounts of food and then cause themselves to vomit in order to not gain weight


Medical Dictionary

noun bu·lim·ia \byü-ˈlim-ē-ə, bü-, -ˈlē-mē-\
variants: also

boulimia

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Medical Definition of bulimia

  1. 1:  an abnormal and constant craving for food—called also hyperorexia

  2. 2:  a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression


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