dietary
I. noun (plural dietaries) Date: 1838 the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population II. adjective Date: 1614 of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet <
dietary guidelines
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dietarily adverb

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  • dietary — [dī′ə ter΄ē] n. pl. dietaries [ME dietarie < ML dietarium] 1. a system of diet 2. daily food allowance or ration adj. 1. of diet 2. of a dietary …   English World dictionary

  • Dietary — Di et*a*ry, a. Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dietary — Di et*a*ry, n.; pl. {Dietaries}. A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dietary — (adj.) 1610s, from M.L. dietarius, from L. diaetarius, from diaeta (see DIET (Cf. diet) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dietary — [[t]da͟ɪ͟ətri, AM teri[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You can use the word dietary to describe anything that concerns a person s diet. Dr Susan Hankinson has studied the dietary habits of more than 50,000 women... As with all dietary changes, reducing… …   English dictionary

  • dietary — Relating to the diet. * * * di·etary dī ə .ter ē n, pl di·etar·ies the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population dietary adj of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet <a dietary disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • dietary — di|e|tar|y [ daıə,teri ] adjective related to the foods someone eats: You ll have to change your dietary habits. dietary fiber/fat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dietary — UK [ˈdaɪət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈdaɪəˌterɪ] adjective related to the foods that someone eats You ll have to change your dietary habits. dietary fibre/fat …   English dictionary

  • dietary — dietarily, adv. /duy i ter ee/, adj., n., pl. dietaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to diet: a dietary cure. n. 2. a regulated allowance of food. 3. Obs. a system or course of diet. [1400 50; late ME dietarie system of diet. See DIET1, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dietary — adj. Dietary is used with these nouns: ↑deficiency, ↑fat, ↑fibre, ↑habit, ↑indiscretion, ↑ingredient, ↑intake, ↑modification, ↑need, ↑preference, ↑recommendation, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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