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[ ee-ting ]


  1. the act of a person or thing that eats.
  2. food with reference to its quality or tastiness when eaten:

    This fish is delicious eating.


  1. used in eating:

    They brought out plates and eating utensils for dinner.

  2. good or fit to eat, especially raw: Compare baking ( def 5 ), cooking ( def 4 ).

    A sweet, crisp Gala is the perfect eating apple for a summer salad.


/ ˈiːtɪŋ /


  1. food, esp in relation to its quality or taste

    this fruit makes excellent eating


  1. relating to or suitable for eating, esp uncooked

    eating pears

  2. relating to or for eating

    an eating house

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  • un·eat·ing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of eating1

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English; eat ( def ) + -ing 1( def ) for the noun senses; eat ( def ) + -ing 2 for the adjective senses

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Example Sentences

Public health experts are worried about unhealthy eating, too.

One problem is that we don’t know how much plastic humans are breathing in and eating.

At Children’s Hospital, in Washington, doctors are normally treating five or six eating-disorder patients on any given day.

As new moms, they were seeking a better eating experience that delivered plant-based nutrition in a portable format and at a reasonable price.

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In response, anti-diet nutritionists, therapists, and activists have taken to social media to point out that a too tight grip on your eating habits can cause anxiety and unhealthy patterns that leave you frustrated and physically uncomfortable.

What celebrity has started to talk about his or her eating disorder?

Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.

Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.

Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.

Prevent disordered eating, then, and you can prevent eating disorders.

Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.

He could easily tell where the acorns had been hidden, and, a moment later, he had rooted them up and was eating them.

Although everybody laughed at such a notion, the Worm-eating Warbler declared that he had a right to his own belief.

She wondered if there were a kind of dreadful dog which made a specialty of eating fathers.

In fact, his whole appearance was so alarming that Davy anxiously inquired of him what he had been eating.


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