bulimic

[byoo-lim-ik, -lee-mik, boo-, buh-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, resembling, or affected by bulimia.
noun
2.
a person suffering from bulimia.
Also, bulimiac [byoo-lim-ee-ak, -lee-mee-, boo-, buh-] .


Origin:
1850–55; bulim(y) earlier form of bulimia + -ic, or bulimi(a) + -ac

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bulimia (bjuːˈlɪmɪə)
 
n
1.  pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
2.  Also called: bulimia nervosa a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek boulimia, from bous ox + limos hunger]
 
bu'limic
 
n, —adj

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bulimic
1854, "voracious" (see bulimia). Meaning "suffering from bulimia nervosa" is recorded from 1977. The noun in this sense is from 1980.
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Example sentences
The second was composed of individuals diagnosed as bulimic.
Anorexic bulimic patients maintain emaciation by purging.
Similarly, anorexic and bulimic patients can also shut down their system.
One of my patients was a recovering heroin addict, several others were anorexic or bulimic.
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