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foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster. [2 definitions]
fomentation the act of instigating or encouraging the development of discord, discontent, or the like. [2 definitions]
fond characterized by or expressing tender or affectionate feelings. [4 definitions]
fondant a soft creamy paste made of sugar, water, and cream of tartar, used in icing and candy. [2 definitions]
fondle to touch or stroke in a tender or affectionate manner; treat lovingly; caress. [2 definitions]
fondly affectionately or lovingly.
fondness the quality or condition of being fond. [3 definitions]
fondue a hot saucelike dish made mainly with melted cheese and wine or sometimes, as dessert, with chocolate, eaten by dipping into it pieces of bread or vegetables or, as dessert, pieces of cake or fruit.
font1 a basin or other receptacle that holds holy water, such as that used for baptizing people. [3 definitions]
font2 a complete set of type, all of the same size, style, or face.
fontanel any of the soft openings, covered by a membrane, between the incomplete skull bones of fetuses, infants, and young animals.
food any substance that contains nutrients and is ingested by living creatures in order to sustain life, health, and growth. [3 definitions]
Food and Drug Administration a federal government agency that regulates the food, drug, medical device, and cosmetics industries to ensure public safety. (abbr.:FDA)
food bank a place where food is collected and distributed to those who are in need. [2 definitions]
food chain a succession of living organisms in which each serves as food for the next.
food cycle the interconnected food chains in a community.
food for thought something to be contemplated or pondered.
food group any group of foods organized by nutritional properties, esp. one incorporated into the food pyramid, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, dairy, or protein.
foodless combined form of food.
food poisoning a severe digestive disorder caused by eating poisonous or contaminated food, and accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, and prostration.
food processor an electric kitchen appliance having a container with various blade attachments used to grind, grate, chop, slice, or otherwise prepare food.