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  1. di·et
    IPA[ˈdīət]
  2. noun

    • 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats:

      a vegetarian diet a specialist in diet
      Synonym : selection of food, food and drink, food, foodstuffs, provisions, edibles, fare, menu, table, meals, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, grub, nosh, eats, chow, scoff, comestibles, provender, aliment, victuals, vittles, viands, commons
    • 2. a regular occupation or series of activities in which one participates:

      a healthy diet of classical music
    • 3. a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons:

      I'm going on a diet
      Synonym : dietary regime, dietary regimen, dietary program, restricted diet, crash diet, fast, period of fasting, abstinence
    • 4. (of food or drink) with reduced fat or sugar content:

      diet soft drinks

    verb

    • 1. restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight:

      it's difficult to diet
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: diet, plural noun: diets

    • noun

      a legislative assembly in certain countries.

      a regular meeting of the states of a confederation.

    • noun

      the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats:

      the activities, pastimes, etc. in which a person or group habitually engages:

    • verb

      restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight:

      put (a person or animal) on a special diet.

    • noun

      a legislative assembly in certain countries.

      a regular meeting of the states of a confederation.

    • noun

      a weight-loss diet undertaken with the aim of achieving very rapid results.
    • verb

      embark on a crash diet:
    • adjective

      (of food) high in calories; fattening:
    • noun

      a diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates, prescribed for weight loss.
    • noun

      a procedure used to identify foods that may be causing an adverse effect in a person, in which all suspected foods are excluded from the diet and then reintroduced one at a time.
    • noun

      a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food:
    • noun

      a diet that tends to promote the metabolic formation of ketone bodies by causing the body to use fat (rather than carbohydrate) as its principal energy source:
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