Pronunciation: (byOO-lim'ē-u, -lē'mē-u, bOO-, bu-),[key] —n. 1. Also called hyperphagia.Pathol.abnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
2. Also called binge-purge syndrome, bulim'ia ner•vo'saPronunciation: (nûr-vō'su).[key]Psychiatry.a habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain. Cf. anorexia nervosa.Also,boulimia.