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    1. di·et
      IPA[ˈdīət]
    2. n. 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, foodstuffs, grub, nosh
      • 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
      • 4. (of food or drink) with reduced fat or sugar content:

        diet soft drinks
    3. Variation

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

      • n. 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:

      • noun

        a legislative assembly in certain countries.

        a regular meeting of the states of a confederation.

      • n. noun

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

        embark on a crash diet.
      • n. 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.
      • adjective

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

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

        a diet of a type traditional in Mediterranean countries, characterized especially by a high consumption of vegetables and olive oil and moderate consumption of protein, and thought to confer health benefits:
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