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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suitable for being eaten, especially without cooking: good eating apples.
  • adj. Used in the ingestion of food, as at the table: eating utensils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of eat.
  • adj. Suitable to be eaten without being cooked
  • n. the act of consuming food
  • n. food, comestibles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
  • n. Something fit to be eaten; food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of consuming food, especially solid food.
  • n. That which may be eaten; food: as, the birds were delicious eating.
  • Corroding; caustic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of consuming food

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