Definition of binge eating in English:

binge eating


mass noun
  • The consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder.

    ‘CBT is one of the most effective treatments for problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating’
    • ‘Millions of people worldwide suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.’
    • ‘Bulimia, characterised by binge eating then purging, often by vomiting, is thought to affect up to 4% of Britons.’
    • ‘More female than male athletes reported binge eating, fasting, or use of appetite control pills.’
    • ‘Bulimia is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, extreme weight control behaviors, and over-evaluation of weight and shape.’
    • ‘Strict dieting may worsen binge eating in some people.’
    • ‘The condition is characterised by the patient's inability to control the urge to indulge in binge eating.’
    • ‘Research explores the links between eating, fasting, binge-eating, and the brain.’
    • ‘Many people with compulsive eating disorders report that they also take little enjoyment from binge eating, but found it very hard to stop.’
    • ‘There must be something about PTSD, depression, and anxiety that gets soothed by drugs, booze, binge-eating, and other addictive hobbies.’
    • ‘There are many nutrition experts who say a dieter who tries this weight-loss approach is set up to fail and also develop unhealthy habits, such as binge-eating.’
    • ‘They wanted to see if deep brain stimulation might help stop binge eating, and if so, why it worked.’
    • ‘People who are not overweight or only mildly obese should probably avoid dieting, since strict dieting may worsen binge eating.’
    • ‘There's little information about the prevalence of binge eating, probably because so many people do it in secret.’
    • ‘Depression has been linked to numerous stress and emotional disorders including binge eating.’


binge eating

/bɪn(d)ʒ ˈiːtɪŋ/