dietetically

dietetic

[dahy-i-tet-ik]
adjective Also, dietetical.
1.
pertaining to diet or to regulation of the use of food.
2.
prepared or suitable for special diets, especially those requiring a restricted sugar intake: a jar of dietetic jelly.
noun
3.
dietetics, (used with a singular verb) the science concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin diaeteticus < Greek diatētikós, equivalent to diatē-, variant stem of diaitân to treat, regulate (derivative of díaita diet1) + -tikos -tic

dietetically, adverb
nondietetic, adjective
nondietetically, adverb
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dietetic or dietetical (ˌdaɪɪˈtɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  denoting or relating to diet or the regulation of food intake
2.  prepared for special dietary requirements
 
dietetical or dietetical
 
adj
 
die'tetically or dietetical
 
adv

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dietetic
1570s (adj.), 1759 (n.), from L. diaeteticus, from Gk. diaitetikos, from diaita (see diet (1)).
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dietetic di·e·tet·ic (dī'ĭ-tět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to diet.

  2. Of or being a food that, naturally or through processing, has a low caloric content.

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