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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
food (noun)
1.
a) material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy , also such food together with supplementary substances (as minerals, vitamins, and condiments)
b) inorganic substances absorbed by plants in gaseous form or in water solution
2.
nutriment in solid form
3.
something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies - food for thought
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
food (noun)
1.
substances intended to be eaten
SYNONIMS:
bread, chow, chuck, comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, foodstuffs, grub, meat, provender, provisions, table, tucker, viands, victuals, vittles
RELATED WORDS:
commissary, rations, supplies; aliment, nutriment; diet, nourishment, nurture, sustenance; mess, pap; ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, silage, slop, swill; feast, meal, refreshments, regale, repast, spread; board; dish, plate, platter, serving; finger food, natural food
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bane, poison, toxin, venom
food (noun)
2.
something that maintains or stimulates the intellect
SYNONIMS:
aliment, food, nourishment, pabulum
RELATED WORDS:
refection
NEAR ANTONYMS:
candy, fluff, pablum, pap, trash
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