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noun
  1. (uncountable) Any substance that is or can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
The innkeeper brought them food and drink.
  1. (uncountable, figurative) Anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea.
That is food for thought.
  1. (countable) A foodstuff.
This shop stocks many hundreds of different foods.
foodstuff Tweet Definition of foodstuff Like Definition of foodstuff on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of material which may be used as food. category:Food and Drink
formula Tweet Definition of formula Like Definition of formula on Facebook
noun (pluralformulaein scientific use, formulasin informal use)
  1. (mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.
<math>x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a}</math> is the formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation y = ax2 + bx + c.
  1. (chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.
H2O is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)
  1. A plan of action intended to solve a problem.
  2. A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quanties of ingredients of such a mixture.
The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.
fortify Tweet Definition of fortify Like Definition of fortify on Facebook
verb (fortif, i, ed)
  1. To increase the defenses of.
  2. To impart strength or vigor to.
  3. To increase the effectiveness of,as by additional ingredients.
  4. To strengthen mentally or morally.
fruitarian Tweet Definition of fruitarian Like Definition of fruitarian on Facebook
noun
  1. A variant of vegetarian who intends to be limited to eating only such parts of plants whose consumption does not kill the plant (such as fruits, vegetables that can be compared to fruit, nuts and grain, but not for example tubers). The purest fruitarians do not want to destroy even the seeds.

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