eating disorder
noun Date: 1984 any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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  • eating disorder — UK [ˈiːtɪŋ dɪsˌɔː(r)də(r)] / US [ˈɪtɪŋ dɪsˌɔrdər] noun [countable] Word forms eating disorder : singular eating disorder plural eating disorders a medical condition such as anorexia or bulimia in which someone tries to control their weight in a… …   English dictionary

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  • eating disorder — mental disease that is characterized by an irregular and health threatening eating habit (i.e. anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eating disorder — /ˈitɪŋ dɪsɔdə/ (say eeting disawduh) noun a pattern of eating which involves compulsive over eating or abstinence to such an extent that it affects one s physical and mental health …   Australian English dictionary

  • eating disorder — any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits. [1990 95] * * * …   Universalium

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