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  1. fast
    IPA[fɑːst]
  2. verb

    • 1. abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance:

      the ministry instructed people to fast
    • 2. be deprived of all or some kinds of food, especially for medical or experimental reasons:

      all patients were fasted before surgery

    noun

    • 1. an act or period of fasting:

      a five-day fast
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fast, plural noun: fasts

    • v.: verb: fast, 3rd person present: fasts, gerund or present participle: fasting, past tense: fasted, past participle: fasted