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English definition of “carbohydrate”

carbohydrate

noun [C or U]     /ˌkɑː.bəʊˈhaɪ.dreɪt/ US  /ˌkɑːr.boʊ-/
one of several substances, such as sugar or starch, that provide the body with energy, or foods containing these substances such as bread, potatoes, pasta, and riceTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyAnimal biochemistryFood - general words
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