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[ˈdaɪət] noun I
1) [C/U] the food that a person or animal usually eats
Try to eat a balanced diet.[/ex]
The bird has a diet of nuts and berries.[/ex]
2) [C] a limited range or amount of food that someone chooses to eat in order to be healthy or to become thinner
I can't fasten my jeans – I'll have to go on a diet.[/ex]
Words often used with diet Adjectives often used with diet (noun, sense 1) ■ balanced, healthy, varied + DIET: used about foods that are healthy II
verb [I]
diet [ˈdaɪət]
to control your eating in order to become thinner
dieting noun [U] III
adj
diet [ˈdaɪət]
containing less sugar or fat than other similar foods
diet cola[/ex]

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