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English definition of “comfort eating”

comfort eating

noun [U] uk   us  
eating because you are feeling worried or upset and not because you are hungryDiets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
verb [I] uk   us  
Diets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of comfort eating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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