Bulimy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bulimy (Med) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.
    • Bulimy 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bulimy Same as bulimia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bulimy būl′i-mi an unnatural hunger.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. bulimia, fr. Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf. F. boulimie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; bous, ox, limos, hunger.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Lovell Reeve has well exemplified it in his able and interesting paper on the Distribution of the Bulimi.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
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