Part of speech: noun

Abstinence from food.

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Usage examples "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", Sabine Baring-Gould.
  2. True: but he wished to forget likewise Torfrida fasting and weeping in Crowland. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", 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", Peter Esprit Radisson.