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  1. (uncountable) Any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
  2. (countable) A foodstuff.
  3. (uncountable, figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
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I was on a liquid diet when I was sick because I couldn't digest solid food.
A heterotroph is any organism that requires organic subtrates inorder to survive. Basically, a heterotroph is a consumer which must take food.
The explorers used blankets and other supplies for barter to get food from the native people.
It led her to buy the intellectual property rights to the food waste decomposer and the company's Singapore units.
The delicate taste of the wine was overpowered by the spiciness of the food.
While microwaves heat up food more quickly, most food tastes better when it is cooked in a conventional oven.

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