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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.
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foodnoun [C or U]

uk   /fuːd/  us   /fuːd/
A1 something that people and animals eat, or plants absorb, to keep them alive: baby food cat food plant food There was a lot of food and drink at the party. I'm allergic to certain foods.

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foodnoun

uk   us   /fuːd/
[U] something that people eat to keep them alive: The country has become a huge importer of raw materials such as cotton, steel, and food products. The problem is that many small companies don't register their products as food additives, thus avoiding supervision. the food business/industry a food company/distributor/retailer food labelling/manufacturing/packaging
[C or U] a particular type of food: Sales of organic food are growing rapidly. chilled/frozen/convenience foods baby/cat/dog food
(Definition of food from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “food”
in Korean 음식…
in Arabic طَعام…
in Malaysian makanan…
in French nourriture…
in Russian пища, еда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 食品, (供植物生長的)養料…
in Italian cibo…
in Turkish yiyecek, besin, gıda…
in Polish jedzenie, żywność, pożywienie…
in Spanish alimentos, comida, alimento…
in Vietnamese lương thực…
in Portuguese comida, alimento…
in Thai อาหาร…
in German das Essen, das Futter…
in Catalan aliments, menjar…
in Japanese 食べ物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 食品, (供植物生长的)养料…
in Indonesian makanan…
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