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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek boulimia 'great hunger', from bous 'ox, cow' + limos 'hunger'

bulimia

noun
     
bu‧lim‧i‧a [uncountable]
MI an illness in which a person cannot stop themselves from eating too much, and then vomits in order to control their weight
bulimic adjective
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