• IPA: /ˈdaɪətɹi/, /ˈdaɪəˌtɛɹi/

dietary (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to diet

dietary (plural dietaries)

  1. (UK, dated) A regulated diet.
    • 1892, Charles Dickens, Works. Repr. of the 1st eds., with intr. and notes by C. Dickens the younger. 20 vols., page 13:
      ... after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?" "He did, Sir," replied Bumble. "That boy will be hung," said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. "I know that boy will be hung." Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion.
  • French: diététique
  • Portuguese: dietético
  • Russian: диети́ческий

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