crash diet


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

  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

  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 or free from 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

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


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