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Eating vs. Dining

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Eatingadjective

Bred to be eaten.

‘eating chickens; eating quails’;

Diningnoun

Eating dinner as a social function.

Eatingadjective

Suitable to be eaten without being cooked.

‘Wait! That's not an eating apple.’;

Diningnoun

Entertaining someone to dinner.

Eatingnoun

The act of ingesting food.

Diningverb

present participle of dine

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Eatingnoun

Food; cooking, cuisine.

‘I remember when we visited Aunt Martha's house, we had some really good eating!’;

Diningnoun

from Dine, a.

Eatingnoun

The act of corroding or consuming some substance.

Diningnoun

the act of eating dinner

Eatingnoun

The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.

Diningnoun

the activity of eating a meal

‘the city has become a capital of fine dining’; ‘a dining area’;

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Eatingnoun

Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.

Eatingnoun

the act of consuming food

Eating

Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive — carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus.

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