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 Others became generalists, specializing in dietary flexibility and opportunistic prey switching. Eric M. Keen, Scientific American, "Why Are Blue Whales So Gigantic?," 31 July 2020 The study indicated that lower-than-recommended levels of produce consumption, along with other dietary and lifestyle factors, contributed to the health concerns. cleveland, "Buckeye Fresh Days connect farmers markets with families in need," 30 July 2020 Some patients may have dietary triggers and others may not. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "New Research Finds Link Between Acne and Fatty, Sugary Foods in Diet," 10 July 2020 Her experience illustrates one way that gender could set off a cascade of risks: A lifetime of unhealthy dietary choices could make a person more vulnerable to heart disease and diabetes, which in turn may worsen a case of Covid-19. Grace Huckins, Wired, "Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why," 9 July 2020 These statistics held true even after adjusting for body mass index and other lifestyle and dietary risk factors for diabetes, the study said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Add fruit, veggies and grains to diet to reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%, studies say," 8 July 2020 When the kidneys don’t work, dietary aluminum can build up in the body and cause dementia. Vincent Gabrielle, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Exposure to aluminum through food does not cause neural issues or cancer," 23 June 2020 By contrast, efforts by public health advocates, nutrition experts, pediatricians and others to strengthen dietary standards or create more incentives for healthful eating have run into persistent barriers, stymieing such initiatives for decades. Los Angeles Times, "It’s not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health," 2 July 2020 The boxes are personalized based on each cat’s specific needs including dietary restrictions, as well. Get the Purrfect Pack Subscription Box from Purrfect Packs for $35 14. Christine Hayes, USA TODAY, "20 things you need if you're obsessed with your pet," 25 June 2020 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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“Dietary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietary. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for dietary

dietary

adjective
How to pronounce dietary (audio)

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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