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diet

noun     /ˈdaɪ.ət/
B1 [C or U] the food and drink usually eaten or drunk by a person or group : Diet varies between different countries in the world . a healthy / balanced / varied diet Rice is the staple diet (= most important food ) of many people in China . The children seem to exist on a diet of burgers and chips .Diets and dieting B1 [C] an eating plan in which someone eats less food , or only particular types of food , because they want to become thinner or for medical reasons : I'm going on a diet next week and hope to lose ten pounds before Christmas . a crash / strict / calorie-controlled diet The doctor put me on a low-salt diet to reduce my blood pressure .Diets and dieting [S] a particular type of thing that you experience or do regularly , or a limited range of activities : He was brought up on a diet of political propaganda from birth . The TV only offers a diet of comedies and old movies every evening .Standard and routineHabitual behaviour
(Definition of diet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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