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car·bo·hy·drate

carbohydrate

 
pronunciation:
kar bo haI dreIt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a compound made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is formed mainly by plants, and it is used in the body to easily produce and store energy. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates.
Foods such as cereals, fruits, and vegetables are rich in carbohydrates, but they contain some protein and fat also.
 
definition 2: foods, such as breads, potatoes, and grains, that contain high amounts of carbohydrates, which are compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that are found mainly in plants. The human body uses carbohydrates as a ready source of energy.
We usually eat a lot of carbohydrates such as toast, cereal, or pancakes for breakfast.
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