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bulimia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bulimia pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
    • n bulimia a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bulimia (Med) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.
    • Bulimia a disordered eating habit characterized by occasional episodes of excessive eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or abuse of laxatives, to avoid gaining weight; it is often accompanied by feelings of guilt; -- called also bulimia nervosa and binge-purge syndrome. It is observed mainly in young women of normal weight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bulimia Morbidly voracious appetite; a disease in which the patient has a constant and insatiable craving for food. Also written bulimy, boulimia, boulimy.
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Quotations

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. bulimia, fr. Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf. F. boulimie,

Usage

In literature:

Bulimia is excessive morbid hunger, also called canine appetite.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Hence they marched through snow the whole of the following day, and many of the men contracted the bulimia.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
Excessive craving for food (bulimia) is rare.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In adults there is sometimes bulimia and a marked capriciousness of the appetite.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
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In news:

Kelli Heaton Eubanks, a tennis player at the University of Tennessee from 1996 to 1998, gave up her scholarship after her sophomore season because of bulimia .
Schiavo suspects bulimia caused wife's collapse.
In the latest spoof video from Funny or Die, the supervillain's an average Gotham citizen complaining about traffic, contemplating sticking with The Newsroom, getting locked out of his car and struggling with bulimia .
Nineteen-year-old Sarah Siskin died from bulimia in 2003 after fighting to control her eating disorder for seven years.
A norexia nervosa and bulimia should be included among psychiatric disorders for which patients may need compulsory admission to hospital, ruled a judge in Barcelona on March 10.
Whether the individual suffers from anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating, the effects can be devastating to not only the individual but their family or friends.
Her shocking revelations of drug use and bulimia earned former beauty editor Cat Marnell a controversial new column and a celebrity following too.
In a recent magazine interview, actress Diane Keaton said she confessed her shameful bout with bulimia to her sisters only years later.
Lady Gaga, who's been open as a book about her past struggles with self-esteem and bullying, admitted she had a serious eating disorder during her high school years, resulting in a longtime case of bulimia.
If she had developed an eating disorder -- medical experts have said that complications from bulimia may have led to her heart failure -- she hid it well.
GibsonDotsie Bausch, who battled anorexia, bulimia and drug use in her early 20s, won a silver medal at the London Olympics.
The True Story of One Rockette's Battle With Bulimia by Greta Gleissner (Seal Press).
Fayetteville 's got bulimia.
Cat Marnell Reclaiming Bulimia Now.
I am very worried about my sister, who is a devoted mother, and her daughter, who is trying to overcome anorexia and bulimia.
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