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bulimic

[byoo-lim-ik, -lee-mik, boo-, buh-] /byuˈlɪm ɪk, -ˈli mɪk, bu-, bə-/
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-] /byuˈlɪm iˌæk, -ˈli mi-, bu-, bə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; bulim(y) earlier form of bulimia + -ic, or bulimi(a) + -ac
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Examples for bulimic
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for bulimic
bulimic
1854, "voracious" (see bulimia). Meaning "suffering from bulimia nervosa" is recorded from 1977. The noun in this sense is from 1980.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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