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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: bulimia(0.01109 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to bulimia.
English → English (WordNet)
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
English → English (gcide)
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
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.