Definition of eating disorder in English:

eating disorder

noun

  • Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits (such as anorexia nervosa)

    • ‘This concept has created more fat people as well as more people with eating disorders such as anorexia.’
    • ‘They do not seem to know that depression and anxiety can cause eating disorders.’
    • ‘Just as alarming is the fact that eating disorders are responsible for the highest number of deaths from psychiatric illness.’
    • ‘It is obviously stupid, though, to suggest that eating disorders are caused by a single factor.’
    • ‘She stressed that although he had serious concerns over his weight, he did not suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.’
    • ‘Only young females were admitted with affective disorders and eating disorders.’
    • ‘There are still people who do not accept that eating disorders are real problems.’
    • ‘As well as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa society has produced a wide range of unrecognisable eating disorders.’
    • ‘Bullying may also be a cause of people developing eating disorders, by being called names.’
    • ‘People with eating disorders need understanding and not criticising.’
    • ‘People with eating disorders often do not recognize or admit that they are ill.’
    • ‘She is like a growing number of young girls afflicted with such eating disorders as anorexia nervosa and bulimia.’
    • ‘Alarming surveys show that boys are catching girls in the amount of people that have eating disorders.’
    • ‘When people with eating disorders come for their first appointments they have a lot to say.’
    • ‘Anorexia and Bulimia are eating disorders that can really mess you up, even kill you!’
    • ‘There is a need for research on males with eating disorders and possible precursors of these disorders.’
    • ‘In addition, athletes will find it difficult to admit to menstrual problems and disordered eating or eating disorders.’
    • ‘Low self esteem is the common feature of psychological eating disorders.’
    • ‘Episodes of binge eating also occur in the eating disorder bulimia nervosa.’
    • ‘This madness has got to stop, because it can lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, which can be fatal.’

Pronunciation:

eating disorder

/ēdiNG diˈsôrdər/