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Definition of "xerophagy" []

  • Fasting by eating only dry food (noun)
  • A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline. (noun)

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Use "xerophagy" in a sentence
  • "In the Greek Church the law of abstinence is designated by the term xerophagy in contradistinction to monophagy, signifying the law of fasting."
  • "Custom has made the use of vine and oil legitimate on xerophagy days."
  • "From Ash Wednesday until Easter Day they keep xerophagy except on Saturdays and Sundays, when milk diet is allowed."