bulimic (adj.) 1854, "voracious" (see BULIMIA (Cf. bulimia)). Meaning "suffering from bulimia nervosa" is recorded from 1977. The noun in this sense is from 1980.

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  • bulimic — BULÍMIC, Ă, bulimici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. (med.) (Bolnav) de bulimie. – Din fr. boulimique. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  bulimíc adj. m., pl. bulimíci; …   Dicționar Român

  • bulimic — u*lim ic (b[u^]*l[=e]m [i^]k) a. 1. of or pertaining to bulimia. [PJC] 2. suffering from bulimia. [PJC] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulimic — [[t]buːlɪ̱mɪk[/t]] bulimics ADJ If someone is bulimic, they are suffering from bulimia. ...bulimic patients... I was anorexic and bulimic. N COUNT A bulimic is someone who is bulimic. ...a former bulimic …   English dictionary

  • bulimic — 1. adjective a) Suffering from bulimia nervosa. My sister was bulimic and consequently had a number of health problems. b) Of, or relating to, bulimia nervosa. The woman had displayed a number of bulimic symptoms, prompting her family to stage an …   Wiktionary

  • bulimic — Relating to, or suffering from, bulimia nervosa. * * * bu·lim·ic lim ik, lē mik adj of, relating to, or affected with bulimia <bulimic patients> bulimic n an individual affected with bulimia …   Medical dictionary

  • bulimic — bulimia (also bulimia nervosa) ► NOUN ▪ an emotional disorder characterized by bouts of overeating, typically alternating with fasting or self induced vomiting. DERIVATIVES bulimic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek boulimia ravenous hunger , from… …   English terms dictionary

  • bulimic — adjective or noun see bulimia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bulimic — /byooh lim ik, lee mik, booh , beuh /, adj. 1. pertaining to, resembling, or affected by bulimia. n. 2. a person suffering from bulimia. Also, bulimiac /byooh lim ee ak , lee mee , booh , beuh /. [1850 55; bulim(y) earlier form of BULIMIA + IC,… …   Universalium

  • bulimic — adj. hyperphagic, suffering from bulimia (type of eating disorder) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bulimic — bu·lim·ic …   English syllables

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