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CIDE DICTIONARY
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bulimy

CIDE DICTIONARY

bulimyn. [NL. bulimia, fr. Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf. F. boulimie.].
  •  A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [PJC]

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