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.
See also: and, binge, purge
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I have been bulimic since I was 19 years old, and I binged and purged until I was on the brink of Medicare.
Nearly half of them had binged and purged. Participants had regained weight and maintained it at a healthy level for 2 weeks in hospital programs in New York or Toronto.
But while I may not have starved myself completely or binged and purged, I definitely had some serious issues about food.
Long before supermodels and other sexed-up sybarites of the '90s binged and purged in its splashy boutique hotels, Miami Beach was a destination for pale, well-to-do New Yorkers seeking a respite from the concrete jungle.
More than half of the anorexia group had at some point secretively binged and purged, thus meeting criteria for bulimia nervosa.