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fast2

 
pronunciation:
faest
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fasts, fasting, fasted
definition 1: to eat no food.
She had to fast for twelve hours before the operation.
antonyms:
eat
similar words:
hunger, starve
definition 2: to eat very little or no food for religious or political reasons.
Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan.
antonyms:
feast
similar words:
abstain
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a period when one does not eat any food.
His fast lasted three days.
similar words:
famine
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