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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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He said 65 Rescue Units including Rescue Vehicles, Ambulances and other equipments also sent with the consignment of eatables so that they trained rescue teams could take part in rescue work in far flung hilly areas of KPK.
Commissioner said that divisional administration would facilitate Punjab Food Authority (PFA) initiatives in all respects and there would be no compromise to ensure hygiene, cleanliness, quality of the eatables available on carts.
The administration had directed the shopkeepers to ensure the quality of eatable items and display the rate lists at shops.
On Wednesday when she demanded money to purchase eatables for the children he started torturing her with sticks, she alleged.
Where the entire society has been put in the darkness of the corruption and mostly eatables items like milk pack, chilly, oil and so much other are being adulterated and the public is being looted by the profiteers.
The suspect, who was an employee at a bakery in Lea Market, was booked for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy when he came to buy eatables from the bakery.
The draft law also states a prison term of not less than a month and a fine of Dh500,000 for those found importing eatables containing any by-products of pork and alcohol without permission.
Sources told that total 6008 samples of eatables were to laboratories and the department received 5190 reports of samples verifying 1721 samples as substandard and unhygienic.
The Station House Officer (SHO) of Shah Latif Town Amanullah Marwat told a private news outlet that the girl had left her house to purchase bread from a nearby restaurant (tandoor) when someone enticed her to give her eatables.
FAISALABAD -- The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has opened new avenues for processing and packaging businesses by clamping down on the sale of loose eatables including spices, pulses, oil and other essentials, said PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mangal.
The local administration has failed to provide eatables and other commodities at these bazaars.
Summary: Muscat: In a bid to check the sale of foodstuff unfit for consumption and eatables .