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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to diet.
  • n. A system or regimen of dieting.
  • n. A regulated daily food allowance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to diet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet.
  • n. A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to diet or the rules of diet.
  • n. A system or course of diet; a system of rules of diet.
  • n. An allowance and regulation of food, especially for the inmates of a hospital, prison, or poorhouse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the diet
  • n. a regulated daily food allowance

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