binge eating disorder
A recurrent eating disorder characterized by the uncontrolled, excessive intake of any available food and often occurring following stressful events.
The Issue With Casually Using The Word “Binge”
When we enjoy things, it’s normal for us to indulge in them. There’s even a handy little word we pull out just for these instances of indulging in something we love: "binge." But, is using this word making light of serious disorders?
Word Watch 2013: Binge-watch
In terms of media consumption, 2013 has been an eventful year. Thanks to the ease of on-demand video streaming on sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video, film and video lovers have gravitated toward a few increasingly useful words to describe their novel viewing habits. One word on the rise this year is binge-watch. In our next update, Dictionary.com will define binge-watch as: “to …
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