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bulimarexia an eating disorder, esp. found in young women, that is marked by the eating of large amounts of food followed by purging, usu. by self-induced vomiting or by taking laxatives, to avoid weight gain. (Cf. anorexia.)
bulimia abnormally continuous and extreme hunger. [2 definitions]
bulimia nervosa see bulimarexia.
bulk large size or volume. [7 definitions]
bulkhead a wall that divides a ship into watertight parts. [3 definitions]
bulky of large volume, but often relatively light. [2 definitions]
bull1 a sexually mature male of several animal species, such as cattle and elephants. [9 definitions]
bull2 an official papal document, usu. sealed with a round lead seal.
bull- of or like a bull. [2 definitions]
bullate having a bumpy, blistered, or puckered texture or appearance.
bulldog a powerful breed of short-haired English dog with short legs, a stocky neck, and strong jaws. [3 definitions]
bulldoze to move (earth) or clear out (land) using a bulldozer. [2 definitions]
bulldozer a tractorlike piece of heavy equipment that pushes or lifts soil or debris with a vertical blade attached to the front.
bullet a cylindrical, usu. pointed metal projectile that is shot from a firearm. [2 definitions]
bulleted marked by a bullet symbol or symbols.
bulletin an announcement of recent events or items of current interest. [2 definitions]
bulletin board a board, usually hung on a wall, on which items such as notices or advertisements are displayed.
bulletproof not penetrable by bullets. [2 definitions]
bullet train a high-speed train, especially one of the type invented in Japan.
bullfight a ceremonial sport practiced esp. in Spain and Mexico in which banderilleros and picadors first goad and tire a specially bred bull, and then a matador with a cape and sword provokes the bull into charging him several times, and finally kills it.
bullfinch a European variety of finch characterized by a short, thick bill and a reddish breast.