[ bant ]
/ bænt /
verb (used without object) Medicine/Medical.
to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
trim, lower, cut, dwindle, shorten, lessen, pare, slash, diminish, curtail, weaken, shave, dilute, clip, abridge, slim, impair, impoverish, depress, debase
Origin of bant
First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from Banting
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/ (bænt) /
noun Lancashire dialect
strength or springiness of material
Word Origin for bant
probably a dialect pronunciation of band ²
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