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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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: 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 start, Chack will sell mostly bagel sandwiches and accouterments, such as flavored cream cheeses and marinated herring, that meet kosher dietary regulations. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Your complete guide to Louisville's Logan Street Market with 25+ vendors and restaurants," 5 June 2019 The study limitations included a small sample size, a lack of tracking movement (steps), omission of collecting dietary data, other than compliance to a Mediterranean diet (questionnaire) and without randomizing the participants. Mackie Shilstone, nola.com, "Are beer & exercising compatible?," 5 June 2019 This age group has easy access to dietary creatine, which is marketed as a way to build muscle. NBC News, "Teenagers can be seriously harmed by dietary supplements," 5 June 2019 We are taught that diabetics should avoid carbs and cardiac patients should avoid red meat and salt—but the role of dietary triggers of inflammation, for example, is not something that is explicitly taught in medical school. Lisa Fogarty, Harper's BAZAAR, "Biotin Is in Every Hair Growth Pill. But Does it Even Work?," 22 May 2019 Fiber, sometimes called dietary fiber, is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?," 15 May 2019 Eggs may not be so good for you after all, according to a large new study published Friday that links higher consumption of dietary cholesterol with cardiovascular disease and death. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Study Links Eggs to Higher Cholesterol and Risk of Heart Disease," 15 Mar. 2019 Eating too much sodium is the number one dietary risk linked to death, according to a meta-analysis published in The Lancet. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Sodium You Can Eat Every Day, According to a Nutritionist," 8 Apr. 2019 Other research links this dietary pattern with lower rates of depression, hearing loss, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast," 1 June 2018

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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 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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