xerophagy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξηροφαγία (xērophagía). Compare xero- +‎ -phagy.

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Noun[edit]

xerophagy (plural xerophagies)

  1. A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.

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