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food

  

      n  
1    any substance containing nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, that can be ingested by a living organism and metabolized into energy and body tissue  
   Related adj       alimentary  
2    nourishment in more or less solid form as opposed to liquid form  
food and drink     
3    anything that provides mental nourishment or stimulus  
food for thought     
     (Old English foda; related to Old Frisian fodia to nourish, feed, Old Norse f<oe>thi, Gothic fodeins food; see feed, fodder)  
  foodless      adj  


convenience food  
      n   food that needs little preparation, especially food that has been pre-prepared and preserved for long-term storage  
devil's food cake  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a rich chocolate cake  
fast food  
      n  
1    food that requires little preparation before being served  
      adj  
  fast-food  
2    (of a restaurant, café, etc.) serving such food  
food additive  
      n   any of various natural or synthetic substances, such as salt, monosodium glutamate, or citric acid, used in the commercial processing of food as preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, etc., in order to preserve or add flavour, colour, or texture to processed food  
food body  
      n     (Botany)   a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed  
food chain  
      n     (Ecology)   a series of organisms in a community, each member of which feeds on another in the chain and is eaten in turn by another member  
food poisoning  
      n   an acute illness typically characterized by gastrointestinal inflammation, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by food that is either naturally poisonous or contaminated by pathogenic bacteria (esp. Salmonella)  
food pollen  
      n   infertile pollen produced by some plants that attracts insects and thus aids pollination  
food processor  
      n     (Cookery)   an electric domestic appliance designed to speed the preparation and mixing of ingredients by automatic chopping, grating, blending, etc.  
food vacuole  
      n     (Biology)   a cavity surrounding ingested food particles in some protozoans  
health food  
      n  
a    vegetarian food organically grown and with no additives, eaten for its dietary value and benefit to health  
b    (as modifier)  
a health-food shop     
junk food  
      n   food that is low in nutritional value, often highly processed or ready-prepared, and eaten instead of or in addition to well-balanced meals  
skin food  
      n   a cosmetic cream for keeping the skin in good condition  
soul food  
      n  
Informal   food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern U.S.  
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n.
restaurant; bar, pub, cafe that serves also food
[UK]
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
(Abbreviation) World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations. wfp.org
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
n.
to eat large amount of food, doe to extreme hunger
n.
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n.
is a type of revolutionary culinary creations that combine original and unexpected food types and ingredients, resulting in delicious dishes...or awful misses.
Like watermelon and bread
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
n.
like a barista for a fast-food burger restaurant

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