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BULIMIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bulimia mean? 

BULIMIA (noun)
  The noun BULIMIA has 2 senses:

1. a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
2. pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)

  Familiarity information: BULIMIA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BULIMIA (noun)


Sense 1bulimia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

binge-eating syndrome; bulimia

Hypernyms ("bulimia" is a kind of...):

eating disorder (a disorder of the normal eating routine)


Sense 2bulimia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("bulimia" is a kind of...):

hunger; hungriness (a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation)


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