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NOUN (2)

1. a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation;
[syn: bulimia, binge-eating syndrome]

2. pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bulimia \Bu*lim"i*a\ (b[u^]*l[i^]m"[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.] 1. (Med.) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite. [1913 Webster] 2. 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bulimia 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: bulimia, binge-eating syndrome] 2: pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)