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Definition of "eating disorder" [eating disorder]

  • Any of various psychological disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, that involve insufficient or excessive food intake. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eating disorder" in a sentence
  • "They concluded that certain types of alcohol abuse may be biochemically similar to the eating disorder known as Bulimia or “binge eating” which, in turn, may be linked to increased opioid activity."
  • "Along with anorexia (pathological undereating) and bulimia (bingeing and purging), psychologists are giving serious consideration to officially creating a separate and distinct eating disorder called binge eating disorder."
  • "Among eating disorder professionals in general, a brain-chemistry-supportive, strategic nutritional natural approach has been tragically overlooked in favor of aggressive drug therapies."