xerophagy

[ zi-rof-uh-jee ]
/ zɪˈrɒf ə dʒi /

noun, plural xe·roph·a·gies.

a Lenten fast observed especially during Holy Week, constituting the strictest fast in the Eastern Church.

Nearby words

  1. xerographic,
  2. xerography,
  3. xeroma,
  4. xeromenia,
  5. xeromorphic,
  6. xerophilous,
  7. xerophthalmia,
  8. xerophyte,
  9. xeroradiograph,
  10. xeroradiography

Also xe·ro·pha·gia [zeer-uh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /ˌzɪər əˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/.

Origin of xerophagy

1650–60; < Late Latin xerophagia < Greek xērophagía, derivative of xērophageîn to eat dry food. See xero-, -phagy

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