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foodnoun [C/U]

 us   /fud/
something that can be taken in by an animal and used to keep it alive and allow it to grow or develop, or such things considered as a whole: [U] baby/cat food [C] There were a lot of frozen foods in the refrigerator. Sometimes food means only the solid material eaten by animals, and not liquids: [U] He has had no food or drink for 24 hours.
Translations of “food”
in Arabic طَعام…
in Korean 음식…
in Malaysian makanan…
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 Vietnamese lương thực…
in Spanish comida, alimento…
in Portuguese comida, alimento…
in Thai อาหาร…
in German das Essen, das Futter…
in Catalan aliments, menjar…
in Japanese 食べ物…
in Indonesian makanan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食品, (供植物生长的)养料…
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