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fiber

fi·ber

fiber

 
 
pronunciation:
faI br
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a minute threadlike structure of cotton, wool, asbestos, or the like.
The fibers of the cotton plant are strong and can be used in the creation of fabric.
 
similar words:
textile
definition 2: any of various materials made of or containing such structures, as for weaving or luggage.
The dyed fiber is now woven by this machine.
definition 3: a long, slender structure or cell, as in neurons, plant tissue, muscles, or connective tissue.
muscle fibers
definition 4: a basic inner character or strength.
moral fiber
definition 5: in diet, certain plant carbohydrates that resist digestion but speed the digestion of other foods and ease intestinal evacuation.
Most doctors recommend that people eat a diet high in fiber.Brown rice contains more fiber than white rice.
 
similar words:
bulk
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derivation: fiberless (adj.)
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