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food

noun [C or U] uk   /fuːd/ us  
A1 something that people and animals eat, or plants absorb, to keep them alive: baby food cat food plant food There was a lot of food and drink at the party. I'm allergic to certain foods.
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in Korean 음식…
in Arabic طَعام…
in French nourriture…
in Turkish yiyecek, besin, gıda…
in Italian cibo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 食品, (供植物生長的)養料…
in Russian пища, еда…
in Polish jedzenie, żywność, pożywienie…
in Spanish comida, alimento…
in Portuguese comida, alimento…
in German das Essen, das Futter…
in Catalan aliments, menjar…
in Japanese 食べ物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食品, (供植物生长的)养料…
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