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carb 1

n. Informal
A carburetor.

carb 2

n. Informal
A carbohydrate.


1. (Automotive Engineering) short for carburettor
2. (Cookery) short for carbohydrate



a carburetor.
[1940–45; by shortening]


var. of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.


[ˈkɑːrb] n (= carbohydrate) → glucide m
a low-carb diet → un régime pauvre en glucides


(fam) V. carbohydrate.
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Dietitian Jon Leech discusses why you may want to consider cutting carbs in this video from Authority Nutrition.
The bottom line: Choose whole foods that are healthy sources of carbs, and balance your carb intake with healthy protein (fish, shellfish, skinless poultry) and fat (vegetable oils, nuts, seeds).
One way to manage your carb intake is to limit them to about 100 grams per day.
Hernandez of the University of Colorado at Denver in Aurora, said that she has a larger number women in her ongoing study, but the findings so far "lend evidence to the idea that women can tolerate more carb than we thought.
By rotating your carb intake you'll be switching your body between two states, catabolic (breaking down) and anabolic (building up).
Of the 9,000 premature deaths reported annually in California from ambient levels of ozone and PM pollution, CARB attributes some 8% to emissions from ports and international goods movement, according to the board's Draft Emission Reduction Plan for Ports and International Goods Movement.
Carb Options, launched in September last year at the height of the diet's craze, is seen as the flagship brand in low carb.
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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 contains zero carbs.
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