Diet kitchen, a kitchen in which diet is prepared for invalids; a charitable establishment that provides proper food for the sick poor.

(Di"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dieting.]

1. To cause to take food; to feed. [R.] Shak.

Diecian to Difficult

(Di*e"cian a., Di*e"cious) a. (Bot.) See Diœcian, and Diœcious.

(Di*e"dral) a. The same as Dihedral.

(||Di`e*ge"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to narrate; dia` through + to lead.] A narrative or history; a recital or relation.

(Di`e*lec"tric) n. [Pref. dia- + electric.] (Elec.) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor. separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.

(||Di*el"y*tra) n. (Bot.) See Dicentra.

(||Di`en*ceph"a*lon) n. [NL. See Dia-, and Encephalon.] (Anat.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon; — sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.

(||Di*er"e*sis) n. [NL.] Same as Diæresis.

(Die"sink`er) n. An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.

(Die"sink`ing), n. The process of engraving dies.

Dies Iræ
(||Di"es I"ræ) Day of wrath; — the name and beginning of a famous mediæval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.

(||Di"e*sis) n.; pl. Dieses [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to let go through, dissolve; dia` through + to let go, send.]

1. (Mus.) A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals.

2. (Print.) The mark ‡ — called also double dagger.

Dies juridicus
(||Di"es ju*rid"i*cus) ; pl. Dies juridici [L.] (Law) A court day.

Dies non
(||Di"es non") [L. dies non juridicus.] (Law) A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or any legal holiday.

(Die"stock`) n. A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.

(Di"et) n. [F. diète, L. diaeta, fr. Gr. manner of living.]

1. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare. "No inconvenient diet." Milton.

2. A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.

To fast like one that takes diet.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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