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bulimia Explained

bulimia at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bulimia at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1976, Mod.L., from Gk. boulemia, lit. "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox") + limos "hunger;" as a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Bulimic is 1854 in the sense of "voracious;" the main modern sense of "suffering from bulimia nervosa" is from 1977. Similar bulimy was used from 1398 in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger." ///

bulimia at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: Greek boulimia 'great hunger', from bous 'ox, cow' + limos 'hunger']// an illness in which a person cannot stop themselves from eating too much, and then vomits in order to control their weight// -- bulimic adj //

bulimia at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Eating disorder, mostly in females, in which excessive concern with weight and body shape leads to binge eating followed by induced vomiting. It usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and is associated with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Bulimia can have serious medical complications, such as dental decay, stomach rupture, or dehydration, and can be fatal. Treatment may include psychotherapy. Unlike those with anorexia nervosa, most bulimics remain close to their proper weight.

bulimia at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


bulimia at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] an emotional disorder in which a person repeatedly eats too much and then forces him- or herself to VOMIT
compare ANOREXIA
bulimic adjective
bulimic noun

Bulimia at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bulimia \Bu*lim"i*a\, Bulimy \Bu"li*my\, n. [NL. bulimia, fr.
Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf.
F. boulimie.] (Med.)
A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable
appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.

bulimia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating
binges and then feel guilt and depression and
self-condemnation [syn: {binge-eating syndrome}]
2: pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by
brain lesions)

bulimia at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » ɪmiə


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • the chronic eating disorder bulimia nervosa


    Inter: trans-top » eating disorder
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|暴食症|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|暴食症|tr=bàoshízhèng|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|bulimia

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|boulimie|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Bulimie|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bulimia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



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    Inter: fi-decl-kulkija » bulimi

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    Inter: it-noun » bulimi|f|a|e
  • Inter: l » en|bulimia

    Derived terms

    * bulimia nervosa
    • bulimico



    * Inter: audio » Pl-bulimia.ogg|Audio


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  • bulimia nervosa


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