eating disorder

noun

Definition of eating disorder

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

First Known Use of eating disorder

1961


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eating disorder

noun

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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