Macrobiotic



[mak-roh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌmæk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to or its dietary practices.
2.
of, relating to, or serving macrobiotic food:
a macrobiotic restaurant.
3.
.
4.
lengthening the life span.
noun
5.
a person who adheres to the principles of or who follows its dietary practices.
/ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to macrobiotics
2.
of a diet comprising only food conforming to the principles of macrobiotics
adj.

also macro-biotic, “inclined to prolong life,” 1797, from Greek makrobiotikos “long-lived,” from makros “long” (see macro-) + bios “life” (see bio-). The specific reference to a Zen Buddhist dietary system dates from 1936.

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