fasting

  1. abstaining from food
  2. abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
  3. abstain from eating

Fasting

Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a single day (24 hours), or several days. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, limiting particular foods o...
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Fasting

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fast
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fasting

Abstaining from all food. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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fasting

abstaining from eating
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fasting

abstinence from food or drink or both for ritualistic, mystical, ascetic, or other religious or ethical purposes. The abstention may be complete or ... [13 related articles]
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Fasting

Bridal couple traditionally fasts on the wedding day prior to the ceremony.
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fasting

fasting, partial or temporary abstinence from food, a widely used form of asceticism. Among the stricter Jews the principal fast is the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur; in Islam the faithful fast all the daytime hours of the month of Ramadan. Fasting is general in Christianity. The most widely obser...
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Fasting

The act of willingly abstaining from all food and in some cases drink, for a period of time. Depending on the tradition, fasting practices may forbid sexual intercourse, (or any sexual desire), masturbation, as well as refraining from eating certain types or groups of food (e.g. meat).
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fasting

The practice of voluntarily going without food. It can be undertaken as a religious observance, a sign of mourning, a political protest (hunger strike), or for slimming purposes. Fasting or...
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fasting

The practice of voluntarily going without food. It can be undertaken as a religious observance, a sign of mourning, a political protest (hunger strike), or for slimming purposes. Fasting or abstinence from certain types of food or beverages occurs in most religious traditions. It is seen as an act of self-discipline that increases spiritual awa...
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Fasting

The religious practice of abstaining from food for a certain period of time. There are various forms of fasting in the three Abrahamic religions
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