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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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The DG PFA told the meeting that authority was going to select at least five bazaars from nine towns of Lahore as pilot project to make sure quality, hygiene and cleanliness of eatable stuff on carts and its circle would be expanded in the next phases.
He said that special migistrates are visiting markets on daily basis to check the prices of eatable items during the month of Ramazan.
LAHORE, July 12 -- Citizens were seen suffering a lot at Sunday bazaars due to the shortage of flour, sugar, meat, tomatoes and other eatable food items.
A spokesman of CDA, while talking to reporteron Sunday, said that eatable items during Ramazan are being sold on fixed prices at CDA weekly bazaars in the Capital.
Talking to journalists during his surprise visits to Ramazan bazaars at Wahdat Colony, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Shadman and Karim Block, he said that quality eatable items were being provided to the people at cheaper rates in the Bazaars.
8 million as part of its measures to improve standard of eatable items being served at hotels and bakeries in Islamabad.
During his visit he asked the management about the quality and prices of the eatable being supplied to consumers during the holy month of Ramadan.
The sitting of the National Assembly that will open by evening is expected to spot burring debates on GEO-ISI controversy, Electricity Load shedding, Price hike of eatable commodities, Budgetary proposals and Power outrage across the country.