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noun
  1. (clinical psychology) A psychiatric diagnostic category, previously called manic depression, characterised by mood swings between great energy (manic) and clinical depression.
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noun
  1. A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
A of ice.
A of stone.
  1. A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.
Anne Boleyn placed her head on the and awaited her execution.
  1. A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
I'm going for a walk around the .
  1. A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
A of flats.
  1. The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short north.
  1. (slang) The human head.
I'll knock your off.
  1. A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
A of 100 tickets.
  1. (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector, sectors (see cluster).
  2. (context, rigging) A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
  3. (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
  4. Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
There's a in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
  1. (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
  2. (Cricket) A shot played by holding he bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
  3. (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter"s court.
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verb
  1. (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
The pipe is blocked.
  1. (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
  1. (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
  1. (transitive) The act of impeding an opponent in sports.
He blocked the basketball player's shot.
The offensive lineman, offensive linemen tried to the blitz.
  1. (transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
  1. (transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
  2. (intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
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noun
  1. a boundary or accepted division; a border
    She lives on the between reality and madness.
adjective
  1. nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary
    He is hypoglycemic and needs to monitor his sugar intake.
bulimia Tweet Definition of bulimia Like Definition of bulimia on Facebook
noun
  1. the chronic eating disorder bulimia nervosa
bulimic Tweet Definition of bulimic Like Definition of bulimic on Facebook
noun
  1. A person suffering from bulimia.
The hospital strictly monitored the advertising materials the bulimics and anorexics were allowed to see.
adjective
  1. Suffering from bulimia nervosa.
My sister was and consequently had a number of health problems.
  1. Of, or relating to bulimia nervosa.
The woman had displayed a number of symptoms, prompting her family to stage an intervention.

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