from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bulimia.


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  • Leaving these quarters, they marched the whole of the next day over snow, and many of the men were afflicted with "boulimia" (or hunger-faintness).


  • Xenophon, who was guarding the rear, came upon some men who had dropt down, and he did not know what ailed them; but some one who was experienced in such matters suggested to him that they had evidently got boulimia; and if they got something to eat, they would revive.


  • All history, therefore, however insatiable may be the intellectual _boulimia_ that devours him, can never be a proper object of curiosity to any man.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843

  • Diseases of the digestive apparatus are discussed under the headings of difficulties of deglutition, canine appetite, bolismus (boulimia), disturbances of thirst, eructations, hiccup, nausea and anorexia, vomiting, anathimiasis (gastric debility), anatropha and catatropha

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • To be sure, she is ready to perish with repletion; she has a _boulimia_, and hardly has bolted down one state than she calls for two or three more.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 06 (of 12)

  • _boulimia_ for their physic had exhausted the well-stored dispensary of their empiricism.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 05 (of 12)


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