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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]
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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.
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A gene on chromosome 11q21 that encodes an anti-apoptotic protein of the Bcl-2 family.
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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]
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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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The orphan obviously was hungry enough to "eat crow."
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put the news on its wire and I called up Blowen nd told him to eat crow. He got a few feathers in his mouth but then lost his nerve, suggesting to his reader that maybe he should go on believing the prison spokesman rather than LaRouche.
Kimberly-Clark, which was not above crowing early on that "Procter & Gamble has been caught with its diapers down" by Huggies' explosive growth, and later pledging to stockholders that the company, in Chairman Darwin Smith's words, "Would continue to make life miserable for P&G," may have to eat crow.
Finally, Mr Khan had to eat crow when the delay became a roadblock in the formation of parliamentary committees that are required to play a crucial role in legislation.While in the opposition Mr Khan showed scant respect for constitutional bodies like the ECP.
Instead of gloating about how they forced the BJP to eat crow in Bengaluru, which is no small achievement, Rahul Gandhi and his newfound regional ally in Karnataka should consolidate a secular and clean pro-people agenda.
Americans who claim the Confederate flag was nothing more than a symbol of Southern Heritage were made to eat Crow this weekend when the Ku Klux Klan protested the flag's removal from the South Carolina Statehouse.
Aiyar had to eat crow when he had earlier tried to hit Modi below the belt in January 2014, months before the Indian general elections were announced, and said thus from New Delhi's Talkatora Stadium where the Congress party was having its annual session: "I promise you in 21st Century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country.