dietary

adjective
di·​e·​tary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) , -ˌte-rē\

Definition of dietary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet dietary guidelines

dietary

noun
plural dietaries

Definition of dietary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from dietary

Adjective

dietarily \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce dietarily (audio) , -​ˈte-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of dietary in a Sentence

Adjective

Many of our patients have special dietary needs.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

On a molecular level, all dietary protein is made up of tiny organic compounds called amino acids—hundreds or thousands of them linked together, the FDA explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Does It Make a Difference if You Get Your Protein from Plants or Animals?," 28 Aug. 2019 Their dietary habits purify the environment by removing sources of disease. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vultures will be showcased Labor Day weekend at San Diego Zoo Safari Park," 27 Aug. 2019 That’s all to say, let’s hope our common understanding of adequate food isn’t based on our common bad dietary habits. Melissa Howell, Quartz, "How America’s bad eating habits impact kids in detention centers," 26 Aug. 2019 China comes next, with a $52bn dietary deficit; Brazil and Britain have shortfalls worth around $34bn and $30bn respectively. The Economist, "Which countries dominate the world’s dinner tables?," 23 Aug. 2019 Maternal urine samples, however, also captured fluoride from dietary sources and dental products, providing a fuller picture of prenatal risk factors, Till says. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? A New Study Reignites a Long-Standing Debate," 21 Aug. 2019 Dietary supplements contain dietary ingredients and are ingested. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "Dietary supplements: How to avoid fake products," 14 Aug. 2019 But the University of Michigan team said earlier studies underestimated the carps’ dietary flexibility. John Flesher, Twin Cities, "Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan, and a chance to spread to other Great Lakes," 13 Aug. 2019 The products till offers are suited to many different dietary styles including paelo, keto, and gluten-free. Sarah Cook, al, "New service offers an online farmer’s market," 12 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Chaplains helped to accommodate his religious dietary needs by getting him extra portions of eggs and fish for protein. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, "On Whidbey base, a Navy man observes Ramadan: ‘I’m proud of being an American, and I’m proud of being a Muslim’," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of dietary

Adjective

1614, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dietary was in 1614

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dietary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dietary

: of or relating to a diet

dietary

adjective
di·​e·​tary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) \

Kids Definition of dietary

: relating to a diet special dietary needs

dietary

noun
di·​etary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) \
plural dietaries

Medical Definition of dietary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dietary

adjective

Medical Definition of dietary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet a dietary disease dietary habits

Other Words from dietary

dietarily \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce dietarily (audio) \ adverb

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