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Syllabification: mac·ro·bi·ot·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrōbīˈädik

Definition of macrobiotic in English:


Constituting, relating to, or following a diet of whole pure prepared foods that is based on Taoist principles of the balance of yin and yang.
Example sentences
  • I wanted my body to devote itself to getting better, not digesting unhealthy food, so I worked out a diet based on macrobiotic and Ayurvedic principles and ate only organically grown food.
  • The macrobiotic diet contains whole foods that are extremely high in natural minerals and include: grains, beans, vegetables and sea vegetables, sea salt, and miso.
  • Soft-shelled varieties, especially that called ‘Ma-Yuen’, are preferred for eating, for example in macrobiotic diets.

plural noun

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The use or theory of a macrobiotic diet.
Example sentences
  • In macrobiotics some food is beneficial at certain times.
  • Japanese macrobiotics uses a grated poultice of the taro potato which grows in tropical, hot countries.
  • He enrolled on a course in macrobiotics in London - and four years later, in 1993, left with a certificate from the London School of Macrobiotics and membership of the Macrobiotics Association of Great Britain.

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