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carbohy'drate load"ing




the practice of eating high amounts of carbohydrates, sometimes after a period of low carbohydrate intake, for several days immediately before competing in an athletic event, esp. a marathon, in order to store glycogen in the body, thereby providing greater reserves of energy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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