eat•ingPronunciation: (ē'ting), [key]
the act of a person or thing that eats.
food with reference to its quality or tastiness when eaten: This fish is delicious eating.
good or fit to eat, esp. raw (distinguished from cooking
): eating apples.
used in eating: eating utensils.
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