dietary

noun
di·​e·​tary | \ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē, -ˌte-rē\
plural dietaries

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

Definition of dietary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Adjective

dietarily \ˌdī-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē, -​ˈte-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of dietary in a Sentence

Adjective

Many of our patients have special dietary needs.

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

To really end animal farming, the replacements have to be friendly to people with dietary restrictions. Angela Chen, The Verge, "These are the technology advances that could end animal farming," 9 Nov. 2018 That includes at least two hot meals a day, one cold meal, snacks, and vegan, kosher and other options for those with dietary restrictions. Jillian Kay Melchior, WSJ, "Is There a Crisis at the Border?," 5 Nov. 2018 The breakdown of carbohydrates and the fermentation of dietary fiber may produce gas, which expands (think of balloon filling with air), which in turn causes bloating. SELF, "Can We Stop Pathologizing Minor Bloating, Please?," 17 Aug. 2018 The latest American dietary guidelines say the beverage is OK to drink (up to 5 cups a day). Victoria Kim, latimes.com, "Go ahead and drink your coffee, public health experts say," 30 Mar. 2018 The meal complies with dietary restrictions one or more family members might have. Jackie Pilossoph, chicagotribune.com, "8 ways simplify and enhance your family dinner experience," 28 June 2018 People with shellfish allergies or dietary restrictions on animal products have a new way to get the vital nutrient. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Remote Texas algae farm grows a food for the future," 27 June 2018 How does a person manage dietary restrictions while still achieving prenatal nutritional goals? Hannah Drown, cleveland.com, "How do celiac disease and gluten-free diets impact pregnancy?," 8 May 2018 Menus reflect the regions the ships pass through, are sensitive to dietary restrictions, and are complemented by such onshore experiences as restaurant takeovers (say, in Avignon). Carolyn Spencer Brown, Town & Country, "The Best River Cruises in the World, Ranked by Preference," 20 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of dietary

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1614, 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 \

Kids Definition of dietary

: relating to a diet special dietary needs

dietary

noun
di·​etary | \ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē \
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 \ adverb

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