Definition of comfort eating noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


comfort eating

BrE BrE//ˈkʌmfət iːtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmfərt iːtɪŋ//
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the act of eating something to make yourself feel happier rather than because you are hungry Years of depression caused him to turn to comfort eating.