diet


diet
di|et1 W2S3 [ˈdaıət] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: diete, from Greek diaita 'way of living, food to be eaten']
1.) [U and C]
the kind of food that a person or animal eats each day
balanced/healthy/poor etc diet
It is important to have a balanced, healthy diet .
the effects of poor diet and lack of exercise
vegetarian/high-fibre/Western etc diet
diet of
They exist on a diet of fish.
Bamboo is the panda's staple diet (=main food) .
in sb's diet
the importance of vitamins and minerals in your diet
2.)
a limited range and amount of food that you eat when you want to get thinner
go/be on a diet
Lyn always seems to be on a diet.
3.)
a limited type of food and drink that someone is allowed because they have a health problem
a salt-free diet
4.) a diet of sth
too much of an activity that you think is boring or has bad effects
Kids today are raised on a constant diet of pop music and television.
5.) old-fashioned an official meeting to discuss political or church matters
diet 2
diet2 v
to limit the amount and type of food that you eat, in order to become thinner
= ↑slim
diet 3
diet3 [i]adj [only before noun]
diet drinks or foods contain less sugar or fat than ordinary ones
a diet soda

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