xerophagy


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xerophagy

(zɪəˈrɒfədʒɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) fasting by eating only dry food

xerophagia, xerophagy

1. fasting for religious or other purposes.
2. the act or custom of eating only dry food or a very light diet.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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My personal xerophagy * always, but always, comes to an end that Sunday in a pub called the Black Bull in Coniston where they serve the finest premium lagers known to mankind.
x was just another letter: xiphoid, xerophagy, xenophobia, xoanon.