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bant

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verb (used without object) Medicine/Medical.
  1. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
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Origin of bant

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from Banting
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Related Words for banted

trim, lower, cut, dwindle, shorten, lessen, pare, slash, diminish, curtail, weaken, shave, dilute, clip, abridge, slim, impair, impoverish, depress, debase

British Dictionary definitions for banted

bant

noun Lancashire dialect
  1. string
  2. strength or springiness of material
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Word Origin for bant

probably a dialect pronunciation of band ²
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