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dietary

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noun di·e·tary \ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\

Definition of dietary

plural

dietaries

  1. :  the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population



1838

First Known Use of dietary

1838


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dietary

adjective di·e·tary

Simple Definition of dietary

  • : of or relating to a diet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dietary

  1. :  of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet <dietary guidelines>

dietarily

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˈte-rə-\ adverb

Examples of dietary in a sentence

  1. Many of our patients have special dietary needs.



1614

First Known Use of dietary

1614

Rhymes with dietary

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DIETARY Defined for Kids

dietary

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adjective di·e·tary \ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of dietary for Students

  1. :  relating to a diet <special dietary needs>




Medical Dictionary

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dietary

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noun di·etary \ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of dietary

plural

dietaries

  1. :  the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population




2

dietary

adjective di·e·tary

Medical Definition of dietary

  1. :  of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet <a dietary disease> <dietary habits>

dietarily

\ˌdī-ə-ˈter-ə-lē\play adverb



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