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food | Definition & Nutrition

Food, substance consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients used in the body of an organism to sustain growth and vital processes and to furnish energy. The absorption and utilization of food by the body is fundamental to nutrition and is facilitated by digestion. Plants, which convert solar energy to food by photosynthesis, are the primary food source. Animals that feed on plants often serve as sources of food for other animals. To learn more about the sequence of transfers of matter and energy in the form of food from organism to organism, see food chain.

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definition of food by The Free Dictionary

They contend that no food is necessary, nor do they eat; but any one of the most rudimentary intelligence must realize that food is a necessity to creatures having actual existence.”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
I heard the master give the order, so I knew there was plenty of good food, and I thought I was well off.
For that matter, Jerry, like any dog, was able to differentiate between the mere direct food-giver and the food source.
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