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Webster 1913 Edition


Xerophagy

Xe-roph′a-gy

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Noun.
[L.
xerophagia
, Gr. [GREEK];
ξηρόσ
dry + [GREEK] to eat.]
Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts.

Webster 1828 Edition


Xerophagy

XEROPHAGY

,
Noun.
[Gr., dry; to eat.] The eating of dry meats, a sort of fast among the primitive Christians.

Definition 2021


xerophagy

xerophagy

English

Noun

xerophagy (plural xerophagies)

  1. A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.