diet

[[t]da͟ɪ͟ət[/t]]
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diets, dieting, dieted
1) N-VAR Your diet is the type and range of food that you regularly eat.

It's never too late to improve your diet.

...a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables...

Poor diet and excess smoking will seriously damage the health of your hair.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp If a doctor puts someone on a diet, he or she makes them eat a special type or range of foods in order to improve their health.

He was put on a diet of milky food.

...a special diet for children with high cholesterol.

3) N-VAR If you are on a diet, you eat special kinds of food or you eat less food than usual because you are trying to lose weight.

Have you been on a diet? You've lost a lot of weight...

Diet and exercise will alter your shape...

I've only lost sixteen pounds since I started this diet.

4) VERB If you are dieting, you eat special kinds of food or you eat less food than usual because you are trying to lose weight.

I've been dieting ever since the birth of my fourth child...

Most of us have dieted at some time in our lives.

Derived words:
dieting N-UNCOUNT

She has already lost around two stone through dieting.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Diet drinks or foods have been specially produced so that they do not contain many calories.

...sugar-free diet drinks.

...diet margarine.

6) N-COUNT: usu N of n If you are fed on a diet of something, especially something unpleasant or of poor quality, you receive or experience a very large amount of it.

The radio had fed him a diet of pop songs...

People are rejecting this constant diet of despair.


English dictionary. 2008.

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