Pronunciation /kɑːbəˈhʌɪdreɪt/ noun 1 Any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body. 1.1 Food consisting of or containing a lot of carbohydrates.
Origin Mid 19th century from carbo- + hydrate.
Uncontrolled eating of carbohydrates is considered unwise by most experts. Of course, uncontrolled eating of any food probably unwise.
Pronunciation /rɪˈkuːp/ verb [with object] 1 Regain (something lost or expended) 1.1 Regain (money spent) through subsequent profits. 1.2 Reimburse or compensate (someone) for money spent or lost. 1.3 Law Deduct or keep back (part of a sum due)
Origin Early 17th century (as a legal term): from French recouper ‘retrench, cut back’, from re- ‘back’ + couper ‘to cut’.
The lost coins, he wished to recoup So Joe tried to use a small scoop. But the job was way too hard, And it threw him for a loop.
Pronunciation /rɪˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun 1 mass noun A pattern or arrangement of interlacing lines resembling a net. 1.1 Photography The formation of a network of wrinkles or cracks in a photographic emulsion. 2 Australian, New Zealand A network of pipes used in irrigation and water supply.
It was with great elation That they began their celebration. But since they were meeting online by network It was just, in a sense, reticulation.