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noun food pronunciation in American English /fud/
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  1. [uncountable] the things that people or animals eat
    The prices of food and clothing have risen dramatically in recent years.
    All the food is cooked and served by volunteers.
    Doctors stress the importance of eating good fresh food.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a particular type of food
      People with this complaint cannot digest certain foods.
      I can’t eat spicy food.
      frozen/canned food: a new range of frozen foods
      cat/dog/pet/baby food: a can of cat food
      Italian/Chinese/Indian etc. food: Do you like Chinese food?


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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