dietary

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

This was based on an accumulating stack of epidemiological evidence finding no clear link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease risk. Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, Scientific American, "Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?," 29 July 2019 Allard, a nursing student at UMass-Dartmouth at the time of her death, had worked as dietary aide at Charlton, according to her obituary. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Bristol DA won’t pursue criminal charges against Somerset officer involved in fatal crash," 26 July 2019 The paper reviewed collective evidence from separate randomized clinical trials to analyze the benefit of dietary intervention and supplementation in cardiovascular conditions. Nicole Blackwood, chicagotribune.com, "Vitamin devotees should shift their loyalty to lifestyle changes, experts say," 23 July 2019 Both are versatile and adaptable to different tastes, dietary choices, and what’s on hand. Eric Velasco, al.com, "How to make two no-cook, Asian-inspired summer meals," 23 July 2019 For the quarterback, daily growth starts with his focus on his dietary and spiritual intake. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "As his Jaguars chapter begins, QB Nick Foles focuses on physical, spiritual health," 21 July 2019 At the time, Del Castillo was running a health-coaching business called Constitution Nutrition, which offered a personalized, six-month health and dietary program. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Unlicensed “health coach” claims health advice is free speech—court disagrees," 20 July 2019 Florida can limit who gets to give dietary advice, a federal court ruled. Washington Post, "Florida can require licenses for dietary advice, court rules," 18 July 2019 Now cruise lines are beginning to address those dietary styles, Rosemary McClure reports. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: Finding the solitude and sense of freedom that vacation affords," 18 July 2019

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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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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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