adj 1 : firmly fixed 2 a : having a rapid effect <a medicine> b : allowing for the rapid passage of a gas or liquid <a nipple on a baby bottle> 3 : resistant to change (as from destructive action) - used chiefly of organisms and in combination with the agent resisted <acid-fast bacteria>
vi 1 : to abstain from food 2 : to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods vt : to deny food to <the patient is ed and given a mild hypnotic -Lancet>
, n 1 : the practice of fasting 2 : a time of fasting .
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