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dietary

noun di·e·tary \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē , -ˌte-rē \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of dietary

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

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First Known Use of dietary

1838

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dietary

adjective

Definition of dietary

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

dietarily

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˈte-rə-\ adverb

Examples of dietary in a Sentence

  1. Many of our patients have special dietary needs.

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First Known Use of dietary

1614

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DIETARY Defined for English Language Learners

dietary

Definition of dietary for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a diet


DIETARY Defined for Kids

dietary

adjective di·e·tary \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē \

Definition of dietary for Students

: relating to a diet
  • special dietary needs

Medical Dictionary

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dietary

noun di·etary \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē \

medical Definition of dietary

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

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dietary

adjective

medical Definition of dietary

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

dietarily

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb


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