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noun [countable] calorie pronunciation in British English /ˈkæləri/
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    a unit for measuring how much energy you get from food. People who are worried about getting fat pay a lot of attention to the number of calories in their food
    How many calories are there in a slice of chocolate cake?
    a calorie-controlled diet
    count calories: Counting calories is a way of life for most of Hollywood’s stars.


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