regimen


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regimen

regulated course, as of diet or exercise: a health regimen
Not to be confused with:
regime – a system of government; a mode of rule: a dictatorial regime
regiment – a military unit of ground forces: He sent three regiments into battle.

reg·i·men

 (rĕj′ə-mən, -mĕn′)
n.
1.
a. A regulated system, as of medication, diet, or exercise, used to promote health or treat illness or injury.
b. A procedure, program, or routine: a regimen of mathematics seminars.
2. A systematic way of managing something: a crop regimen.
3. Archaic Governmental rule or control.

[Middle English, from Latin; see regime.]

regimen

(ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛn)
n
1. (Medicine) Also called: regime a systematic way of life or course of therapy, often including exercise and a recommended diet
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) administration or rule
[C14: from Latin: guidance]

reg•i•men

(ˈrɛdʒ ə mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈrɛʒ-)

n.
1. a regulated course, as of diet, exercise, or manner of living, to preserve or restore health or to attain some result.
2. government or rule.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: rule, government, guidance, derivative of reg(ere) to rule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regimen - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)regimen - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

regimen

noun
The systematic application of remedies to effect a cure:
Informal: rehab.
Translations

regimen

[ˈredʒɪmən] Nrégimen m

regimen

[ˈrɛdʒɪmən] n (= regime of diet and exercise) → régime m de vie
Whatever regimen has been prescribed should be rigorously followed → Quel que soit le régime de vie prescrit, il devra être suivi rigoureusement.
exercise regimen → régime d'exercice

regimen

n (Med) → Kur f

regimen

[ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛn] n (frm) → regime m

regimen

n régimen m
References in classic literature ?
Do you not observe that these athletes sleep away their lives, and are liable to most dangerous illnesses if they depart, in ever so slight a degree, from their customary regimen?
And the only remedy they found was, to set him to hard work, after which he would infallibly come to himself." To this I was silent out of partiality to my own kind; yet here I could plainly discover the true seeds of spleen, which only seizes on the lazy, the luxurious, and the rich; who, if they were forced to undergo the same regimen, I would undertake for the cure.
I had now been several days without tasting anything besides meat: I did not at all dislike this new regimen; but I felt as if it would only have agreed with me with hard exercise.
The frown, the harsh rebuke, the frequent application of the rod, enjoined by Scriptural authority, were used, not merely in the way of punishment for actual offences, but as a wholesome regimen for the growth and promotion of all childish virtues.
"I cannot persuade you to adopt my regimen, Vincy?"
I cannot remember now what it was, but his medical advisers had put him on a very severe regimen, and the ferocious hunger familiar to convalescents, sheer animal appetite, had overpowered all human sensibilities.
His digestion was weak and he lived chiefly on Graham bread and hominy--a regimen to which he was so much attached that his tour seemed to him destined to be blighted when, on landing on the Continent, he found that these delicacies did not flourish under the table d'hote system.
'Why, the doctor told me I wasn't to think about it, for I was sure to get better if I stuck to his regimen and prescriptions.'
Hygeia herself would have fallen sick under such a regimen; and how much more this poor old nervous victim?
The business hours, allowing for intervals of invalid regimen of oysters and partridges, during which Clennam refreshed himself with a walk, were from ten to six for about a fortnight.
Mr Wegg pursued the biography of that eminent man through its various phases of avarice and dirt, through Miss Dancer's death on a sick regimen of cold dumpling, and through Mr Dancer's keeping his rags together with a hayband, and warming his dinner by sitting upon it, down to the consolatory incident of his dying naked in a sack.
Stelling's theory; if we are to have one regimen for all minds, his seems to me as good as any other.

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