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English definition of “meal”

meal

noun  /mil/ us  

meal noun (FOOD)

[C] an occasion when food is served or eaten, esp. breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or the food itself on such an occasion: I don’t enjoy preparing three meals a day every day.

meal noun (POWDER)

[U] a substance that has been crushed to make a rough powder, esp. plant seeds crushed to make flour or for animal food
(Definition of meal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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