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dietary

Syllabification: die·tar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈdīəˌterē
 
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Definition of dietary in English:

adjective

1Of or relating to diets or dieting: dietary advice for healthy skin and hair
More example sentences
  • I took the hint, and had the immense gratification of seeing many similar patients miraculously restored to health by ascorbic acid and dietary advice.
  • It is interesting that it starts with a question ‘Is it too late to give dietary advice to older persons?’
  • She admitted to the consumption of some grapes, and the dietary advice was repeated.
1.1Provided by one’s diet: the average dietary calcium intake was 140 milligrams per day
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  • Other factors complicate the relationship between dietary fat and blood cholesterol concentration.
  • In children, the major causes of anemia are dietary iron deficiency and infection.
  • The links between dietary salt and cardiovascular disease have puzzled environmental physicians for a long time.

noun (plural dietaries)

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A regulated or restricted diet.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun): from medieval Latin dietarium, from Latin diaeta (see diet1).

Words that rhyme with dietary

proprietary

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