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 dietary (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 Public schools in France don’t serve meals under halal, kosher or any other religious dietary requirements. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, 14 July 2021 Even without certification, manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, 25 June 2021 And dietary supplements have been found to contain boric acid, floor wax, and rat poison. Matthew Hongoltz-hetling, The New Republic, 23 June 2021 Athletic Greens, experts in whole food dietary supplements, chockfull of vitamins and minerals, makes travel packs for the dad on the go. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 11 June 2021 While lemons contain vitamin C, consuming lemon juice or dietary supplements containing Vitamin C will have no impact on COVID-19 infections, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 31 May 2021 And the point in history at which Judean citizens adopted the dietary rules prescribed in Torah into their lifestyles, essentially becoming kosher, is also not certain. Lina Zeldovich, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 May 2021 Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient found in some foods, such as milk and salmon, and dietary supplements, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Julie Stewart, SELF, 22 May 2021 During these eight days, Jewish people abide by strict dietary rules as a form of sacrifice, and usually host a large feast known as a Seder. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Leaders at AFT Connecticut, which represents about 7,500 nurses, patient care technicians, dietary and nutrition staff, phlebotomists and other health care workers, have reached out to hospital administrators to begin conversations. Jenna Carlesso, courant.com, 16 July 2021 Chaplains helped to accommodate his religious dietary needs by getting him extra portions of eggs and fish for protein. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, 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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The first known use of dietary was in 1614

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24 Jul 2021

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“Dietary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietary. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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 dietary (audio) \ adverb

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