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fasting
n. fast, period during which one abstains from eating; act of abstaining from eating
 
adv. on empty stomach
 
adj. abstaining from eating
 
fast
v. abstain from eating

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Fasting
Fasting is primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all fooddrink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days. Water fasting allows drinking water but nothing else. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, limiting particular foods or substances. The fast may also be intermittent in nature. Fasting practices may preclude intercourse and other activities as well as food.

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fasting

Noun
1. abstaining from food
(synonym) fast
(hypernym) abstinence
(hyponym) diet, dieting
(derivation) fast

 
fast

Noun
1. abstaining from food
(synonym) fasting
(hypernym) abstinence
(hyponym) diet, dieting

Verb
1. abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
(hypernym) abstain, refrain, desist
(hyponym) diet
(derivation) fasting
2. abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
(hypernym) abstain, refrain, desist
(hyponym) diet
(derivation) fasting

Adjective
1. acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
(antonym) slow
(similar) accelerated
(see-also) expedited
(attribute) speed, swiftness, fastness
2. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
(antonym) slow
3. at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
(antonym) slow
(similar) allegro
(classification) music
4. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
(similar) smooth
5. firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the house properly secured"
(synonym) barred, bolted, latched, locked, secured
(similar) fastened
6. resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"
(similar) impervious, imperviable
7. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
(synonym) debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous
(similar) immoral
8. hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
(synonym) flying, quick
(similar) hurried
9. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
(synonym) firm, immobile
(similar) fixed
10. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
(synonym) firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(a)
(similar) faithful

Adverb
1. quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form); "how fast can he get here?"; "ran as fast as he could"; "needs medical help fast"; "fast-running rivers"; "fast-breaking news"; "fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters"
2. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
(synonym) tight


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fast
v. držet půst, postit se

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fast
Czas. pościć


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