bant

bant

[bant]
verb (used without object) Medicine/Medical.
to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.

Origin:
1860–65; back formation from Banting

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bant (bænt)
 
n
1.  string
2.  strength or springiness of material
 
[probably a dialect pronunciation of band²]

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