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      n  
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a    a specific allowance or selection of food, esp. prescribed to control weight or in disorders in which certain foods are contraindicated  
a salt-free diet, a 900-calorie diet     
b    (as modifier)  
a diet bread     
2    the food and drink that a person or animal regularly consumes  
a diet of nuts and water     
3    regular activities or occupations  
      vb  
4    usually intr   to follow or cause to follow a dietary regimen  
     (C13: from Old French diete, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita mode of living, from diaitan to direct one's own life)  
  dieter      n  
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