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carb 1

n. Informal
A carburetor.

carb 2

n. Informal
A carbohydrate.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) short for carburettor
2. (Cookery) short for carbohydrate
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a carburetor.
[1940–45; by shortening]


var. of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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[ˈkɑːrb] n (= carbohydrate) → glucide m
a low-carb diet → un régime pauvre en glucides
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(fam) V. carbohydrate.
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Since more than half of Americans show some signs of carb intolerance, it makes more sense to focus on carb restriction than fat restriction."
TEHRAN (FNA)- Eating the right carbs can help trim your waistline and burn fat, and going low-carb may affect your mood and make you cranky.
Hernandez and her colleagues found that women tolerated higher-complex carb/low-glycemic index diets and that diets higher in unrefined carbs effectively blunted postprandial glycemia, reduced the need for insulin therapy, and improved insulin sensitivity, hemoglobin [A.sub.1c], and systolic blood pressure.
Major finding: At week 37, fasting glucose, insulin, and maternal insulin resistance were significantly higher in the low carb/high fat diet, compared with the low fat/high carb diet.
Of note, California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)--the only California air district with its own Paint Thinner and Multipurpose Solvent Limit rule that deviates from the CARB proposal--has recommended that CARB complete an "LVP Study" to determine the impact of certain low vapor pressure solvents (LVPs) on ozone formation.
By rotating your carb intake you'll be switching your body between two states, catabolic (breaking down) and anabolic (building up).
Because the CARB rule covers furniture, cabinets and other products sold, as well as made in California, industry views it as a de facto national regulation.
The report, titled Epidemiologic Investigation to Identify Chronic Effects of Ambient Air Pollutants in Southern California, was prepared for CARB and the California EPA.
"The actions of these manufacturers have put many lives at risk and cost California millions of dollars," said CARB executive officer Catherine Witherspoon.
People know that beer contains higher carb (content) than wine or spirits, but not a lot of people know that the majority of distilled spirits contain zero carbs."
My teammates think they will lose weight if they eliminate carbs. They're just losing their competitive edge!"