macrobiotics

macrobiotics
noun
the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)
Derivationally related forms: ↑macrobiotic
Hypernyms: ↑dietetics

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I. \\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˈäd.iks\ noun plural but singular or plural in construction
: the art of prolonging life
II. noun plural but singular in construction
: a macrobiotic dietary system

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/mak'roh buy ot"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.)
a philosophically oriented program incorporating elements from several ancient cultures and emphasizing harmony with nature, esp. through adherence to a diet consisting primarily of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and moderate amounts of seafood and fruit.
[1860-65 for general sense "the science of prolonging life"; see MACROBIOTIC, -ICS]

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macrobiotˈics singular noun
1. The art or science of prolonging life
2. A cult partly concerned with diet, foods regarded as pure being vegetable substances grown and prepared without chemicals or processing
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Main Entry:macro-

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macrobiotics UK [ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] US [ˌmækroʊbaɪˈɑtɪks] noun [uncountable]
a diet that is considered healthy because you eat only grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables produced without adding chemicals
Thesaurus: dieting and dietary choiceshyponym general words meaningto eatsynonym

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