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di·et 1

1. The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
2. A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
3. Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.
1. Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal: the diet industry.
a. Having fewer calories.
b. Sweetened with a noncaloric sugar substitute.
3. Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite: diet pills; diet drugs.
v. di·et·ed, di·et·ing, di·ets
To eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.
To regulate or prescribe food and drink for.

[Middle English diete, from Old French, from Latin diaeta, way of living, diet, from Greek diaita, back-formation from diaitāsthai, to live one's life, middle voice of diaitān, to treat.]

di′et·er n.

di·et 2

1. A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
2. A formal general assembly of the princes or estates of the Holy Roman Empire.

[Middle English diete, day's journey, day for meeting, assembly, from Medieval Latin diēta, alteration (influenced by Latin diēs, day) of Latin diaeta, daily routine; see diet1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dieter - a person who diets
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


noun slimmer, weight watcher, calorie counter, faster, reducer Dieters can become obsessed with the number of calories in food.


[ˈdaɪətəʳ] Npersona f que está a régimen or dieta


[ˈdaɪətər] n (= slimmer) → personne f qui suit un régime
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