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) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."