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deprived of fat.
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defatted(dē-făt′ĕd) [L. de, from, + AS. faelt, to fatten]
Freed from or deprived from fat, e.g., by trimming fat away, skimming fat from the surface of a liquid, or draining fat from a food. Defatting is a practice used by dieters to reduce the fat and caloric content of a meal.
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