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dietary

[dahy-i-ter-ee] /ˈdaɪ ɪˌtɛr i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to diet:
a dietary cure.
noun, plural dietaries.
2.
a regulated allowance of food.
3.
Obsolete. a system or course of diet.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English dietarie system of diet. See diet1, -ary
Related forms
dietarily, adverb
predietary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diet-aries

dietary

/ˈdaɪətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a diet
noun (pl) -taries
2.
a regulated diet
3.
a system of dieting
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Word Origin and History for diet-aries

dietary

adj.

1610s, from Medieval Latin dietarius, from Latin diaetarius, from diaeta (see diet (n.1)).

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diet-aries in Medicine

dietary di·e·tar·y (dī'ĭ-těr'ē)
adj.
Of or relating to diet.

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