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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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Persons with bulimia often relate that they experience these features of dissociation just before and during binges and purges.
It also refers to the patient who binges and purges but not quite often enough to qualify for bulimia nervosa.
Ben, also weight-obsessed, binges and purges twice a week, wolfing down four Big Macs, three Whoppers, six pieces of chicken, four large containers of french fries, and two milk shakes, and then forcing himself to vomit it all back up.
Many individuals with the disorder remain at normal body weight or above because of their frequent binges and purges, which can range from once or twice a week to several times a day.