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1. To take solid food.
2. To chew and swallow any substance as one would food.
3. To corrode.
[A.S. etan]


v. ate (āt), eaten (ēt′n), eating, eats
a. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
b. To take in and absorb as food: a plant that eats insects; a cell that eats bacteria.
c. To include habitually or by preference in one's diet: a bird that eats insects, fruit, and seeds; stopped eating red meat on advice from her doctor.
a. To consume food.
b. To have or take a meal.

eat′er n.


A gene on chromosome 11q21 that encodes an anti-apoptotic protein of the Bcl-2 family.


1. To take solid food.
2. To chew and swallow any substance as one would food.
3. To corrode.
[A.S. etan]

Patient discussion about eat

Q. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Can I reverse this? Hi everybody! Here is Tom of 25 yrs old male. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Now I have low bone density into the osteoporosis level. My level is -2.6. I'm still young, is there hope for me? Can I reverse this? Are there any herbs or other supplements that may help me?

A. most people who has eating disorder wouldn't believe you if you'll say them they have a problem. anorexic girls believe they are fat even when they are all skin and bones. you passed that stage. that stage was the hard one. not that you are facing an easy journey, but the hardest part is behind you. here is a site that will be a big help for you:

Q. what should i eat and not eat

A. depends on the situation,but i would talk to a nutrition professional,

Q. Can eating carbs help you lose weight?

A. nope- they do just the opposite. carbohydrates are a compound sugar. there are diets that use only carbs, diets that use non but in the end- they are just unhealthy.

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NZ]] contains the coefficients for parcels not covered by EAZ.
Pupils getting level two or more at Key Stage One has increased by 11, 15 and 20 per cent respectively in reading, writing and maths between 1998 and 2001 in the Kitts Green/Shard End EAZ.
THE EAZ distributed surveys to parents to discover what support they need to help them encourage their children to make the most of their education.
Schools in EiC areas do not have to raise sponsorship and a spokeswoman for the Department for Education and Skills said how the transition would affect EAZ schools in that regard had still to be decided.
n Attendance rates in Toxteth schools have risen faster than in other local schools through the work of our team, mainly local people who have been trained and often progressed to permanent, professional positions as a result of their experience with the EAZ.
THE Deanery EAZ has funded 18 Teaching Assistants to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
And he said his studies at Keele had helped him manage the EAZ more effectively.
Education Action Zones are having a real impact on thousands of pupils, parents and teachers across the city and through ICS's evaluation work with Zones it has been able to measure the benefits of their activities and found not only that EAZs are raising levels of educational achievement but are also increasing pupil confidence and motivation as well as enhancing family support for learning.
Nasar Ahmed, aged 21, said: "I have learned something about the community and the EAZ.
Despite operating in a deprived area, the EAZ was praised for raising the achievement of pupils aged between seven and 11.
EAZ spokeswoman Jo Young said: ``It will be much better than just telling young people all the do's anddon'ts.
In partnership with GATSBY, work has been going on to upgrade all the Design and Technology Facilities in the EAZ secondary schools.