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bulimarexia

noun bu·lim·a·rex·ia \ bü-ˌlim-ə-ˈrek-sē-ə , byü- , -ˌlē-mə- \

medical Definition of bulimarexia

1 : bulimia 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. BrodyThe New York Times30 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 BernsteinPeople Weekly17 Nov. 1986

bulimarexic

play \-sik\ noun or adjective

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