eating disorder


Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

Examples of eating disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the Today show site reports, the new season will also see Crystal Minkoff, who joined the show last season, continue to deal with her eating disorder. oregonlive, 11 May 2022 One [advocating] for a healthy baby and one for my eating disorder. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 7 May 2022 Maybe crosswords are both an extension of my eating disorder and part of my becoming free of it. The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 And by weaving these subjects together, her eating disorder never overtakes the narrative or appears glamorous. Alex Mcelroy, The Atlantic, 5 July 2021 My eating disorder had given me acceptance, love and safety. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2020 Su was in college and had been struggling with an eating disorder. Outside Online, 19 Apr. 2022 Overall, supporting someone with an eating disorder requires patience, education, understanding, compassion and gentleness. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 Demi has battled an eating disorder since age 8, and prior to her 2018 relapse, employed a team of assistants, a wellness coach, a dietician, a nutritionist, and therapists to help her. Ilana Kaplan, Vulture, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of eating disorder

1961, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Eating disorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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