Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective of or relating to the diet

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin diaetēticus, from Greek diaitētikos, from diaita, diet; see diet.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From English diaeteticus, from διαιτητικὀσ (diaitetikos).

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    For Job-Seekers, a New Push to Keep Financial Skeletons Buried

  • 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?

    At Girl Scouts Gala, Lots of Smart Cookies

  • 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

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