Macrobiotic
Macrobiotic Mac`ro*bi*ot"ic, a. [Gr. ? long-lived; makro`s long + bi`os life: cf. F. macrobiotique.] 1. Long-lived. -- Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to macrobiotics. [PJC]

3. Of or pertaining to macrobiotic food; serving macrobiotic food. [PJC]


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  • Macrobiotic — refers to the macrobiota, a region’s living organisms (or flora and fauna) large enough to be seen with the naked eye. However, macro comes from the Greek "makros" meaning not only "large" but also "long". So… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrobiotic — (adj.) also macro biotic, inclined to prolong life, 1797, from Gk. makrobiotikos long lived, from makros long (see MACRO (Cf. macro) ) + bios life (see BIO (Cf. bio )). The specific reference to a Zen Buddhist dietary system dates from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • macrobiotic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of diet) consisting of pure wholefoods, based on Buddhist principles of the balance of yin and yang. ORIGIN from Greek makros long + bios life …   English terms dictionary

  • macrobiotic — macrobiotically, adv. /mak roh buy ot ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to macrobiotics or its dietary practices. 2. of, pertaining to, or serving macrobiotic food: a macrobiotic restaurant. 3. long lived. 4. lengthening the life span. n. 5. a person …   Universalium

  • macrobiotic — mac|ro|bi|ot|ic [ˌmækrəubaıˈɔtık US kroubaıˈa:tık] adj [Date: 1700 1800; : Greek; Origin: makrobiotos long life ] macrobiotic food consists mainly of grains and vegetables, with no added chemicals ▪ a healthy macrobiotic diet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • macrobiotic — [[t]mæ̱kroʊbaɪɒ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Macrobiotic food consists of whole grains and vegetables that are grown without chemicals. [TECHNICAL] John s a vegetarian, and his girlfriend s on a strict macrobiotic diet. Syn: wholefood …   English dictionary

  • macrobiotic — [ˌmakrə(ʊ)bʌɪ ɒtɪk] adjective relating to or denoting a diet of organic wholefoods which is based on Buddhist principles of the balance of yin and yang. noun (macrobiotics) [treated as sing.] the use or theory of a macrobiotic diet …   English new terms dictionary

  • macrobiotic — adjective macrobiotic food consists mainly of grains and vegetables, with no added chemicals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • macrobiotic — UK [ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk] / US [ˌmækroʊbaɪˈɑtɪk] adjective macrobiotic foods are considered healthy because they consist of grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables produced without adding chemicals …   English dictionary

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