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carbohydratenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌkɑː.bəʊˈhaɪ.dreɪt/  us   /ˌkɑːr.boʊ-/
one of several ​substances, such as ​sugar or starch, that ​provide the ​body with ​energy, or ​foodscontaining these ​substances such as ​bread, ​potatoes, pasta, and ​rice
(Definition of carbohydrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carbohydratenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌkɑr·bəˈhɑɪˌdreɪt/
biology a ​substance such as ​sugar or starch that ​provides the ​body with ​energy A carbohydrate is also a ​food that ​contains a ​largeamount of carbohydrate such as ​bread, ​fruits, and ​vegetables: [C] Eat ​your carbohydrates within two ​hours after ​yourworkout.
(Definition of carbohydrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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