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xerophagy

[ zi-rof-uh-jee ]
/ z瑟藞r蓲f 蓹 d蕭i /
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noun, plural xe路roph路a路gies.
a Lenten fast observed especially during Holy Week, constituting the strictest fast in the Eastern Church.
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Also xe路ro路pha路gia [zeer-uh-fey-juh, -jee-uh]. /藢z瑟蓹r 蓹藞fe瑟 d蕭蓹, -d蕭i 蓹/.

Origin of xerophagy

1650鈥60; <Late Latin xerophagia<Greek x膿rophag铆a, derivative of x膿rophage卯n to eat dry food. See xero-, -phagy
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