carbo-loading


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car·bo-load

(kär′bō-lōd′)
intr.v. car·bo-load·ed, car·bo-load·ing, car·bo-loads Informal
To engage in carbohydrate loading.

car′bo-load`ing



n.
Informal. the practice of eating large amounts of carbohydrates for a few days before competing in a strenuous athletic event, as a marathon, to provide energy reserves in the form of glycogen.
[1975–80]
car′bo-load`, v.i.
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Carbo-loading amid expressions of heartfelt affection, and more pie, please
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