Examples from the Web for bulimia
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Others shared stories of friends who suffered from bulimia in an open secret.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other risk factors include a history of sexual abuse and bulimia, both of which also affect more women than men.Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women|Gabrielle Glaser|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She struggled with bulimia and, when she was anxious, would eat excessively.Nina Davuluri Crowned Miss America: The First Miss America of Indian Descent|Marlow Stern|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hence they marched through snow the whole of the following day, and many of the men contracted the bulimia.
From hence they marched through snow the whole of the following day, and many of the men contracted the bulimia.
It is a species of bulimia—an insatiable appetite, which "grows by what it feeds on."
British Dictionary definitions for bulimia
Word Origin for bulimia
Word Origin and History for bulimia
1976, Modern Latin, from Greek boulimia, "ravenous hunger" as a disease, literally "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox;" see cow (n.)) + limos "hunger," from PIE root *leie- "to waste away." As a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Englished bulimy was used from late 14c. in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger."
Medicine definitions for bulimia
Science definitions for bulimia
Culture definitions for bulimia
An eating disorder that is characterized by episodic binge eating followed by feelings of guilt or depression and sometimes self-induced vomiting.