dietary

[[t]da͟ɪ͟ətri, AM -teri[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You can use the word dietary to describe anything that concerns a person's diet.

Dr Susan Hankinson has studied the dietary habits of more than 50,000 women...

As with all dietary changes, reducing salt should be done gradually.

2) ADJ: ADJ n You can use the word dietary to describe substances such as fibre and fat that are found in food.

Wheat bran is the commonest source of dietary fibre.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • dietary — [dī′ə ter΄ē] n. pl. dietaries [ME dietarie < ML dietarium] 1. a system of diet 2. daily food allowance or ration adj. 1. of diet 2. of a dietary …   English World dictionary

  • Dietary — Di et*a*ry, a. Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dietary — Di et*a*ry, n.; pl. {Dietaries}. A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dietary — (adj.) 1610s, from M.L. dietarius, from L. diaetarius, from diaeta (see DIET (Cf. diet) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dietary — Relating to the diet. * * * di·etary dī ə .ter ē n, pl di·etar·ies the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population dietary adj of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet <a dietary disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • dietary — di|e|tar|y [ daıə,teri ] adjective related to the foods someone eats: You ll have to change your dietary habits. dietary fiber/fat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dietary — UK [ˈdaɪət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈdaɪəˌterɪ] adjective related to the foods that someone eats You ll have to change your dietary habits. dietary fibre/fat …   English dictionary

  • dietary — I. noun (plural dietaries) Date: 1838 the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population II. adjective Date: 1614 of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet < dietary guidelines > • dietarily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dietary — dietarily, adv. /duy i ter ee/, adj., n., pl. dietaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to diet: a dietary cure. n. 2. a regulated allowance of food. 3. Obs. a system or course of diet. [1400 50; late ME dietarie system of diet. See DIET1, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dietary — adj. Dietary is used with these nouns: ↑deficiency, ↑fat, ↑fibre, ↑habit, ↑indiscretion, ↑ingredient, ↑intake, ↑modification, ↑need, ↑preference, ↑recommendation, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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