- of or relating to diet: a dietary cure.
- a regulated allowance of food.
- Obsolete. a system or course of diet.
Origin of dietary
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Examples from the Web for dietary
These are just a few of the medical miracles purportedly delivered by dietary supplements.
This dietary supplement originates in China and has been reported to enhance cognitive ability in healthy individuals.
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What is the necessity of fruits and vegetables in our dietary?A Handbook of Health
The dietary laws may be said to be a religion of the kitchen.Women's Wild Oats
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The apple is an important and valuable adjunct to the dietary.
Beans can, to a great extent, take the place of meats in the dietary.
This is liable to be the case in the dietary of the strict vegetarian.
- of or relating to a diet
- a regulated diet
- a system of dieting
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Word Origin and History for dietary
1610s, from Medieval Latin dietarius, from Latin diaetarius, from diaeta (see diet (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to diet.
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