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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
  1. [Med] A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.
  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.

Etymology: NL. bulimia, fr. Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf. F. boulimie

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  1. Pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
  2. A disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation

From Ancient Greek βουλιμία (boulimía, “ravenous hunger”), from βοῦς (boûs, “cow, ox”) +‎ λῑμός (līmós, “hunger”)

  1. (pathology) A chronic eating disorder characterized by a binge-and-purge cycle - extreme overeating followed by self-induced vomiting.

bulimia was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Polish, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Bulimia

  • How unique is the name Bulimia? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bulimia was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bulimia: Your name in reverse order is Aimilub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amibuli. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bulimia born May 19, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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