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

  • adjective Suitable for being eaten, especially without cooking.
  • adjective Used in the ingestion of food, as at the table.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Corroding; caustic.
  • noun The act of consuming food, especially solid food.
  • noun That which may be eaten; food: as, the birds were delicious eating.

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

  • noun The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
  • noun colloq. Something fit to be eaten; food.
  • noun a house where cooked provisions are sold, to be eaten on the premises.

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

  • verb Present participle of eat.
  • adjective Suitable to be eaten without being cooked
  • noun the act of consuming food
  • noun food, comestibles

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

  • noun the act of consuming food

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