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noun [C/U]  /ˌkɑr·bəˈhɑɪˌdreɪt/ us  
biology a substance such as sugar or starch that provides the body with energy A carbohydrate is also a food that contains a large amount of carbohydrate such as bread, fruits, and vegetables: [C] Eat your carbohydrates within two hours after your workout.
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