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English definition of “comfort eating”

comfort eating

noun [U]    
eating because you are feeling worried or upset and not because you are hungry Diets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing comfort-eat     verb [I] Diets and dietingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of comfort eating noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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