eating

adjective
eat·​ing | \ ˈē-tiŋ How to pronounce eating (audio) \

Definition of eating

1 : used for eating eating utensils
2 : suitable to eat the finest eating fish also : suitable to eat raw an eating apple

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Examples of eating in a Sentence

crab apples are not actually eating apples
Recent Examples on the Web To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, "Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?," 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, "Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?," 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. Washington Post, "Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?," 10 Sep. 2019 To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. NBC News, "Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?," 9 Sep. 2019 If the idea of leaving our planet and future generations better off isn’t enough to sway you to make some dietary changes, here are some planet-friendly eating practices that will leave you better off, too. NBC News, "Can your diet save the planet?," 26 Aug. 2019 Out of the 17 people interviewed, all reported eating chicken products and seven mentioned Empire Kosher brand specifically. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Empire Kosher Chicken Linked to Salmonella Outbreak That's Killed One and Sickened 16 So Far," 30 Aug. 2018 Instead of talking with your child about his or her weight, which has been linked to being overweight and eating disorders, try focusing on healthful eating behaviors, such as increasing the amounts of fruit and vegetables in their diet. Susan A. Gutierrez, M.d., miamiherald, "Tips for talking to your teen about body image, weight loss and healthy eating | Miami Herald," 22 May 2018 Plus, women who viewed images of normal and overweight models perceived their own bodies as smaller, including women who came into the study already feeling highly dissatisfied with their bodies—similar to how eating disorder patients feel. Roni Dengler, Science | AAAS, "Does looking at skinny models make you feel bad? Science says you’re not alone," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of eating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eating. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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