bu·​lim·​a·​rex·​ia | \ bü-ˌlim-ə-ˈrek-sē-ə How to pronounce bulimarexia (audio) , byü- How to pronounce bulimarexia (audio) , -ˌlē-mə- \

Medical Definition of bulimarexia

1 : bulimia sense 2 … an increasingly common phenomenon known as bulimia or bulimarexia, an out-of-control cycle of binge-eating followed by purges to get rid of the thousands of calories that may have been consumed in just half an hour.— Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 30 Mar. 1983
2 : an eating disorder in which symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia nervosa are present … a woman with bulimarexia, the eating disorder that combines anorexia (self-starvation) with bulimia (the binge-purge syndrome).— Fred Bernstein, People Weekly, 17 Nov. 1986

Other Words from bulimarexia

bulimarexic \ -​sik How to pronounce bulimarexic (audio) \ noun or adjective

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“Bulimarexia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bulimarexia. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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