Meaning of “carbohydrate” in the English Dictionary

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"carbohydrate" in British English

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(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 large amount of carbohydrate such as bread, fruits, and vegetables:

[ C ] Eat your carbohydrates within two hours after your workout.

(Definition of “carbohydrate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)