binge and purge


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binge and purge

slang To eat a large quantity of food and vomit shortly thereafter (as is symptomatic of the eating disorder bulimia), often repeatedly. Because she goes to the bathroom immediately after every meal, I'm starting to worry that she's binging and purging.
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binge and purge

to overeat and vomit, alternatively and repeatedly. (A symptom of the condition called bulimia.) She had binged and purged a number of times before she finally sought help from a doctor. Terry had been bingeing and purging for a number of years and was very, very thin.
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Whenever she suffers a relapse, rather than punishing herself by continuing to binge and purge, she reflects on what prompted the episode and what she can do to keep it from happening again.
Do educators foster an atmosphere that encourages the learner to binge and purge information?
The power of control manifested by the purging process may offset feelings of confusion and distrust and actually encourage students to binge and purge.