carbo-load

verb
car·​bo-load | \ ˈkär-bō-ˌlōd How to pronounce carbo-load (audio) \
carbo-loaded; carbo-loading; carbo-loads

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)

First Known Use of carbo-load

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbo-load

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carbo-load

intransitive verb
car·​bo-load | \ ˈkär-ˌbō-ˈlōd How to pronounce carbo-load (audio) \

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

Other Words from carbo-load

carbo-loader noun
carbo-loading noun

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