Meaning of “starvation diet” in the English Dictionary

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"starvation diet" in British English

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starvation dietnoun [ C ]

uk /stɑːˈveɪ.ʃən ˌdaɪ.ət/ us /stɑːrˈveɪ.ʃən ˌdaɪ.ət/

the act of eating only a very small amount of food in order to lose weight quickly:

She went on a starvation diet and ended up in hospital.

(Definition of “starvation diet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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