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bu·li·mi·a

 (bo͝o-lē′mē-ə, -lĭm′ē-ə, bo͞o-, byo͞o-)
n.
1. An eating disorder characterized by episodic binge eating followed by feelings of shame, depression, and self-condemnation. It occurs chiefly in young women of normal and near-normal weight and is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, fasting, or using laxatives. Also called bulimarexia, bulimia nervosa.
2. Excessive or insatiable appetite.

[New Latin būlīmia, from Greek boulīmiā : bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + līmos, hunger.]

bu·li′mic adj. & n.

bulimia

(bjuːˈlɪmɪə)
n
1. (Pathology) pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
2. (Psychiatry) Also called: bulimia nervosa a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek boulimia, from bous ox + limos hunger]
buˈlimic n, adj

bu•lim•i•a

(byuˈlɪm i ə, -ˈli mi ə, bu-)

n.
1. Also called bulim′ia ner•vo′sa (nɜrˈvoʊ sə) a habitual disturbance in eating behavior characterized by bouts of excessive eating followed by self-induced vomiting, purging with laxatives, strenuous exercise, or fasting.
2. Also called hyperphagia. abnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
[1590–1600; earlier b(o)ulimy < Greek boulīmía extreme hunger]
bu•lim′ic, adj., n.

bu·li·mi·a

(bo͞o-lē′mē-ə)
An eating disorder in which episodes of binge eating are followed by fasting, self-induced vomiting, or other measures to prevent weight gain. It is most common among young women of normal or nearly normal weight.

bulimia, boulimia

a raging hunger or voracious appetite. — bulimic, boulimic, bulimiac, boulimiac, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
a raging hunger or voracious appetite. Cf. hyperorexia. — bulimic, boulimic, bulimiac, boulimiac, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bulimia - a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
eating disorder - a disorder of the normal eating routine
2.bulimia - pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
Translations
الشَرَه الَمرَصِيّضَوْر ، سُعار
bulimie
bulimi
bulimia
bulimija
bulimia
過食症
과식증
bulimija
bulimija
bulímia
bulimi
bulimiadoymazlık
chứng cuồng ăn vô độ

bulimia

[bjuːˈlɪmɪə] Nbulimia f

bulimia

[buːˈlɪmiə] nboulimie f

bulimia

nBulimie f

bulimia

[bəˈlɪmɪə] nbulimia

bulimia

(bjuːglimiə) noun
an eating disorder in which a person eats excessive amounts of food and then vomits in order not to gain weight.

bulimia

الشَرَه الَمرَصِيّ bulimie bulimi Bulimie βουλιμία bulimia bulimia boulimie bulimija bulimia 過食症 과식증 boulimie bulimi bulimia bulimia булимия bulimi โรคผิดปรกติทางอารมณ์ที่กินมากไปแล้วอาเจียนออก bulimia chứng cuồng ăn vô độ 暴食症

bulimia

n bulimia
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