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Diet vs. Nutrition

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Dietnoun

The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.

‘The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.’;

Nutritionnoun

(biology) The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.

Dietnoun

(countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.

Nutritionnoun

That which nourishes; nutriment.

Dietnoun

(by extension) Any habitual intake or consumption.

‘He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.’;

Nutritionnoun

In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which a living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

Dietnoun

(usually capitalized as a proper noun) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.

‘They were given representation of some important diet committees.’;

Nutritionnoun

In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

Dietnoun

The proceedings under a criminal libel.

Nutritionnoun

That which nourishes; nutriment.

‘Fixed like a plant, on his peculiar spot,To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.’;

Dietnoun

(Scotland) A clerical or ecclesiastical function in Scotland.

‘a diet of worship’;

Nutritionnoun

(physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance

Dietadjective

(of a food or beverage) Containing less fat, salt, sugar, or calories than normal, or claimed to have such.

‘diet soda’;

Nutritionnoun

a source of materials to nourish the body

Dietadjective

Having certain traits subtracted.

‘You folks reduce it to the bible only as being authoritative, impoverishing the faith. "Christianity Lite", diet Christianity for those who can't handle the Whole Meal.’;

Nutritionnoun

the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)

Dietverb

(transitive) To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.

Nutrition

Nutrition is the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.The science that studies the physiological process of nutrition is called nutritional science (also nutrition science).

Dietverb

(intransitive) To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.

‘I've been dieting for six months, and have lost some weight.’;

Dietverb

(obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.

Dietverb

To cause to take food; to feed.

Dietnoun

Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.

Dietnoun

A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.

‘To fast like one that takes diet.’;

Dietnoun

A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521.

Dietverb

To cause to take food; to feed.

Dietverb

To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.

‘She diets him with fasting every day.’;

Dietverb

To eat; to take one's meals.

‘Let him . . . diet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he traveleth.’;

Dietverb

To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.

Dietnoun

a prescribed selection of foods

Dietnoun

a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

Dietnoun

the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)

Dietnoun

the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)

Dietverb

follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons;

‘He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet’;

Dietverb

eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight

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