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  • v. Present participle of fast.
  • n. Action of the verb to fast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of abstaining from food; the act of observing a fast.
  • n. In the law and customs of ancient communities, particularly in Ireland, a method for the collection of debts, by which the creditor went to the door of the debtor, and there sat down to stay without food until paid: a person who would not yield to this form of demand was treated thereafter in some sense as an outlaw.

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

  • n. abstaining from food

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