Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to diet or its regulation.
  • adj. Specially prepared or processed for restrictive diets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to diet.
  • adj. Relating to preparation for those on a restricted diet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or performance to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and quantity of food to be eaten.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to diet; specifically, relating to medical rules for regulating the kind and quantity of food to be eaten.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the diet

Etymologies

Late Latin diaetēticus, from Greek diaitētikos, from diaita, diet; see diet1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From English diaeteticus, from διαιτητικὀσ (diaitetikos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also may not be an approved method of spelling the word dietetic, either.

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  • One can, however, maintain good health without being what might be termed a dietetic crank.

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  • Remember that special "dietetic" or "diabetic" foods often cost extra money and may not be much healthier than simply following the suggestions given here.

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  • To compare the potential benefits of two popular dietetic approaches, the authors tracked nearly 300 overweight men and women between the ages of 35 and 75 who were on a new, two-year nutritional program.

    Study: Calories, not protein or carbs, are key to weight loss

  • There was an undeniable wholesomeness to the evening: record-shattering ticket sales, endearing uniformed Scout greeters, dietetic menu items asparagus shots, anyone?

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  • Case in point: Karen Selling, a dietetic technician, says she and her husband, Christopher, a diesel mechanic, of Shelton, Conn., have been on dozens of interviews over the past two years, but neither has been hired because of their credit histories.

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  • Maybe someone should send him one though, sugar substitutes used in dietetic candy usually cause diarrhea if eaten too much.

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  • I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

    The Oath of Hippocrates or Hypocrisy? America, Choose your Medicine

  • Working with producer-director Robert Kenner, the dietetic duo outlines the entirety of the agro-industrial complex that controls our food production from the genes of the seeds to the labeling of finished product.

    Paul McRandle: Food, Inc. Film Review: Are We Ready to Fight for a Safe Burger?

  • A network of unmarried women was encouraged to acquire professional training and usually provided the medical, dietetic, and “case work” expertise utilized to instruct immigrant women and their daughters.

    Club Movement in the United States.

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