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roughage

[ ruhf-ij ]
/ ˈrʌf ɪdʒ /
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noun

rough or coarse material.
any coarse, rough food for livestock.

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Origin of roughage

First recorded in 1880–85; rough + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for roughage

roughage
/ (ˈrʌfɪdʒ) /

noun

the coarse indigestible constituents of food or fodder, which provide bulk to the diet and promote normal bowel functionSee also dietary fibre
any rough or coarse material
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Medical definitions for roughage

roughage
[ rŭfĭj ]

n.

fiber
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