carbo-load

verb car·bo-load \ ˈkär-bō-ˌlōd \

Definition of carbo-load

intransitive verb
: to consume a large amount of carbohydrates through food intake usually in order to improve performance in an upcoming athletic event (such as a marathon)

Origin and Etymology of carbo-load

carbo


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carbo-load

intransitive verb car·bo-load \ ˈkär-ˌbō-ˈlōd \

medical Definition of carbo-load

: to consume foods high in carbohydrates especially in preparation for an activity (such as distance running) that requires long-lasting energy and endurance

carbo-loader

noun

carbo-loading

noun

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