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  1. xerophagy(Noun)

    A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.

  2. Origin: From ξηροφαγία. Compare xero-, -phagy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xerophagy(noun)

    among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts

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  1. Xerophagy

    Xerophagy is the practice of eating dry food, especially food cooked without oil. In Eastern Christianity, xerophagy is the form of fasting observed during Great Lent and certain other fasts, in which vegetables cooked with water and salt are eaten, together with such things as fruit, nuts, bread and honey.

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