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bant

[bant] /bænt/
verb (used without object), Medicine/Medical
1.
to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from Banting
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bant

/bænt/
noun (Lancashire, dialect)
1.
string
2.
strength or springiness of material
Word Origin
probably a dialect pronunciation of band²
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