What does the word fasting mean?

Usage examples for fasting

  1. Often, however, they took their patients along with them into the cave, where they were expected to remain for several days fasting and falling into prophetic sleep. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. True: but he wished to forget likewise Torfrida fasting and weeping in Crowland. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  3. Our gutts became very straight by our long fasting, that they could not centaine the quantity that some putt in them. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
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