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crash diet

noun

Definition of crash diet

  1. :  a way of losing a lot of weight very quickly by limiting how much one eats <He went on a crash diet and lost 20 pounds in a month.>



Word by Word Definitions

crashplay
  1. :  to break violently and noisily :  smash

    :  to damage (an airplane) in landing

    :  to cause to make a loud noise

  1. :  a loud sound (as of things smashing)

    :  a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

    :  an instance of crashing

  1. :  marked by a concerted effort and effected in the shortest possible time especially to meet emergency conditions

  1. :  a coarse fabric used for draperies, toweling, and clothing and for strengthening joints of cased-in books

dietplay
  1. :  food and drink regularly provided or consumed

    :  habitual nourishment

    :  the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason

  1. :  to cause to take food :  feed

    :  to cause to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules

    :  to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules

  1. :  reduced in calories

    :  promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite)

  1. :  a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates

    :  any of various national or provincial legislatures


Medical Dictionary

crash diet

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noun \ˈkrash-\

Medical Definition of crash diet

  1. :  a diet intended to help a person lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time typically by reducing the amount of food consumed to minimal levels <If you feel you need to diet, be reasonable about it. Aim to lose no more than 4 pounds per month, as crash diets are unsustainable and can cause … weight fluctuation that may damage metabolism and could lead to eating disorders.—Runner's World, January 1994>

crash dieter

noun <Chronic crash dieters lose muscle along with fat, and when they regain weight, they gain back mostly fat.—Betty Weider, Shape, June 1992>

crash dieting

noun



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