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

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