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English definition of “diet”


noun [C/U]    /ˈdɑɪ·ɪt/
the food and drink usually taken by a person or group: [C] A healthy diet includes fresh vegetables. [C] fig. Gifted students given a steady diet of grade-level curriculum learn they don’t need to work hard. A diet is also the particular food and drink you are limited to when you cannot eat or drink whatever you want to: [C] a low-salt diet [C] I’m going on a diet because I’ve got to lose some weight. dietary    /ˈdɑɪ·ɪˌter·i/ adjective Health experts say dietary changes have to start with children, who can be taught to appreciate a healthy diet.
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