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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eating disorder(noun)

    a disorder of the normal eating routine


  1. eating disorder(Noun)

    any psychological disorder characterized by abnormal eating habits


  1. Eating disorder

    Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are the most common specific forms in the United Kingdom. Other types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified. Bulimia nervosa is a disorder characterized by binge eating and purging. Purging can include self-induce vomiting, over-exercising, and the usage of diuretics, enemas, and laxatives. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by extreme food restriction to the point of self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Though primarily thought of as affecting females, eating disorders affect males as well. An estimated 10 – 15% of people with eating disorders are males.. Although eating disorders are increasing all over the world among both men and women, there is evidence to suggest that it is women in the Western world who are at the highest risk of developing them and the degree of westernization increases the risk. Nearly half of all Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder. The skill to comprehend the central processes of appetite has increased tremendously since leptin was discovered, and the skill to observe the functions of the brain as well. Interactions between motivational, homeostatic and self-regulatory control processes are involved in eating behaviour, which is a key component in eating disorders.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eating disorder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eating disorder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zoe Kravitz:

    I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18, i started with the eating disorder in high school.

  2. Steven Crawford:

    It’s a disordered pattern of eating that can put a genetically vulnerable person at high risk for developing an eating disorder.

  3. Richard Achiro:

    Men are using the supplements in a way that is risky both to their physical health and their health in terms of relationships and their own emotional wellbeing, it is an expression, or variance, of eating disorder behavior in these men.

  4. Richard Achiro:

    Like an eating disorder, this can become really rigid, a person’s need for these supplements, to have to take them at certain times during the day can really start to intrude upon one’s ability to live a life that’s otherwise fulfilling.

  5. Rachael Farrokh:

    My doctor wants me to stay here( in California) and is bringing the hospital basically to my bedside, i'll have a doctor, a registered nurse, therapist and other specialist treat me from home. My eating disorder doctor has set all of this up for me.

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