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Pronunciation: di'et


  1. Food and drink in general.
  2. A prescribed course of eating and drinking in which the amount and kind of food, as well as the times at which it is to be taken, are regulated for therapeutic purposes.
  3. Reduction of caloric intake so as to lose weight.
  4. To follow any prescribed or specific diet.

[G. diaita, a way of life; a diet]

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