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Meaning of "xerophagy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XEROPHAGY

xerophagy  [zɪəˈrɒfədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XEROPHAGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xerophagy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XEROPHAGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xerophagy

Xerophagy is the practice of eating dry food, especially food cooked without oil. In Eastern Christianity, xerophagy is the form of fasting observed during Great Lent and certain other fasts, in which vegetables cooked with water and salt are eaten, together with such things as fruit, nuts, bread and honey.

Definition of xerophagy in the English dictionary

The definition of xerophagy in the dictionary is fasting by eating only dry food.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XEROPHAGY


anthropophagy
ˌænθrəˈpɒfədʒɪ
autocoprophagy
ˌɔːtəʊkəˈprɒfədʒɪ
autophagy
ɔːˈtɒfədʒɪ
bacteriophagy
bækˌtɪərɪˈɒfədʒɪ
coprophagy
kɒˈprɒfədʒɪ
creophagy
krɪˈɒfədʒɪ
endophagy
ɛnˈdɒfədʒɪ
exophagy
ɛkˈsɒfədʒɪ
geophagy
dʒɪˈɒfədʒɪ
hippophagy
hɪˈpɒfədʒɪ
ichthyophagy
ˌɪkθɪˈɒfədʒɪ
monophagy
mɒnˈɒfədʒɪ
mycophagy
maɪˈkɒfədʒɪ
oligophagy
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒfədʒɪ
omophagy
əʊˈmɒfədʒɪ
ostreophagy
ˌɒstrɪˈɒfədʒɪ
pantophagy
pænˈtɒfədʒɪ
phytophagy
faɪˈtɒfədʒɪ
scatophagy
skæˈtɒfədʒɪ
theophagy
θɪˈɒfədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XEROPHAGY

xerodermatous
xerodermia
xerodermic
xerographer
xerographic
xerographically
xerography
xeroma
xeromorph
xeromorphic
xerophile
xerophilous
xerophily
xerophthalmia
xerophthalmic
xerophyte
xerophytic
xerophytically
xerophytism
xeroradiography

WORDS THAT END LIKE XEROPHAGY

aerophagy
baggy
biology
cabbagy
cagy
doggy
energy
entomophagy
garbagy
genealogy
gy
Moholy-Nagy
Nagy
orgy
polyphagy
psychology
sagy
stagy
strategy
technology

Synonyms and antonyms of xerophagy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xerophagy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XEROPHAGY

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The translations of xerophagy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xerophagy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

xerophagy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xerofagia
570 millions of speakers

English

xerophagy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xerophagy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أكل المواد الجافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сухоядение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xerophagy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xerophagy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xérophagie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xerophagy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xerophagy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xerophagy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

xerophagy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xerophagy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xerophagy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xerophagy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्वेतवर्णीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

xerophagy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xerophagy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xerophagy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сухоядение
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xerofagia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

xerophagy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xerophagy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xerophagy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xerophagy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xerophagy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHAGY»

The term «xerophagy» is barely ever used and occupies the 204.000 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHAGY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xerophagy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XEROPHAGY»

Discover the use of xerophagy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xerophagy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Xerophagy
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xerophagy ("dry eating," from Greek "dry" and "eat") is the practice of eating dry food, especially food cooked without oil.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Something Wicked this Way Comes: Essays on Evil and Human ...
Notes 1 T Kolbaba, The Byzantine Lists: Errors of. Stephen Morris 161. intercural intercourse (“between the thighs”) can be ordained St. John the Faster addendum Younger brother 3 years: xerophagy (d. 595 A.D.) submits to arsenokoetia ...
Colette Balmain, Lois Drawmer, 2009
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Apollyon
CHAPTER. FOURTEEN. Cnidoblasts. &. Xerophagy. I do all this, thought Renfrew to himself, ad majorem Dei gloriam. It was the same man, however, who could deliver a positive mitrailleuse in the corridor on seeing boys laughing and joking ...
Hilary West, 2013
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Is God a Vegetarian?: Christianity, Vegetarianism, and ...
Montanism was a prophetic movement, similar to the charismatic church today, but whose members practiced lasting and ate plain, dry foods (xerophagy). Xerophagy is described by Tertullian as the practice of keeping food unmoistened by ...
Richard A. Young, 1999
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A History of the Church: translated from the German of the ...
In Asia Minor and in Syria, the xerophagy, which consisted of bread and water, or at most of herbs and lentiles, was universally observed. The Trullan synod, of 692 , introduced such an uniformity, that the quadragesimal fast was a continued ...
Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger, 1840
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From Feasting To Fasting: The Evolution of a Sin
This proves to Tertullian that the practices of xerophagy 'expel fear, and attract the ears of God and make men masters of secrets. In time of pressure and persecution and whatsoever difficulty, we must live on xerophagies'.86 Similar restriction ...
Veronika Grimm, 2002
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A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two ...
See SE RING A. XEROPHA'GIAS, Xerophagy, a fori of fait among the primitive Christians ; also xerophagy, the eating O; dry things, (among physicians.) Xerophagiai, xerophagy, a diet used by wrestlers. X I L XILOBA'LSAMO, f. m. a^ balsam ...
Antonio Vieyra, 1773
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The Word Lover's Delight: Awesome Adjectives, Nifty Nouns, ...
Offering readers a way to expand their vocabulary, "The World Lover's Delight" is a collection of eloquent English words, complete with pronunciation, spelling, and usage.
From the Editors of the Captivate Network, 2009
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On Fasting in Opposition to the Physcics
Hence (our xerophagy) will be proved divine, which the devil, the emulator of things divine, imitates. It is out of truth that falsehood is built; out of religion that superstition is compacted. Hence you are more irreligious, in proportion as a heathen ...
Tertullian
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The Catholic Encyclopedia: A General Work of Reference for ...
In the Eastern Churches the law of abstinence is designated by the term xerophagy (Gr., xerophngia Ifr. zeros, dry; phagein, eat], the eating of dry food; abstinence) in contradistinction to monoph- agy, signifying the law of fasting. In its strictest ...
Edward Aloysius Pace, 1936

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XEROPHAGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xerophagy is used in the context of the following news items.
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An A to Z of Noah Webster's Finest Forgotten Words
Xerophagy is "the eating of dry meats," according to Webster, who described the practice as "a sort of fast among the primitive Christians." In all, he listed just 13 ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
2
Clean Monday and It's Traditional Observance
Others will eat only in the evening, and then only xerophagy (lit. “dry eating”; i.e. eating uncooked foodstuffs such as fruit, nuts, halva, bread and honey, etc). «Greek Reporter, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xerophagy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xerophagy>. Jul 2019 ».
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