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eating

Definitions of eating
  1. noun
    the act of consuming food
    synonyms: feeding
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    mycophagy
    the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
    bite, chomp
    the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
    browse, browsing
    the act of feeding by continual nibbling
    coprophagia, coprophagy
    eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
    dining
    the act of eating dinner
    engorgement
    eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
    banqueting, feasting
    eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
    graze, grazing
    the act of grazing
    lunching
    the act of eating lunch
    repletion, surfeit
    eating until excessively full
    supping
    ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
    degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting
    taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
    necrophagia, necrophagy
    feeding on corpses or carrion
    omophagia
    the eating of raw food
    scatophagy
    the eating of excrement or other filth
    munch
    a large bite
    Dutch treat
    a dinner where each person pays for his own
    nibble
    gentle biting
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
    type of:
    consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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