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fibre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfibrefi‧bre British English, fiber American English /ˈfaɪbə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]DFN the parts of plants that you eat but cannot digest. Fibre helps to keep you healthy by moving food quickly through your body 🔊 Fruit and vegetables are high in fibre content. 🔊 food that is high in dietary fibre2 [countable, uncountable]TIM a mass of threads used to make rope, cloth etcnatural/synthetic/man-made etc fibre 🔊 Nylon is a man-made fibre.3 [countable]DN a thin thread, or one of the thin parts like threads that form natural materials such as wood or carbon4 nerve/muscle fibres5 with every fibre of your being moral fibre at moral1(2), optical fibre
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fibreCourtaulds España produces 62,000 tonnes of acrylic fibre a year.The sample is trapped from a large volume of solution on to a coated fibre.This intriguing finding from the surveys led medical researchers to investigations into a whole new aspect of dietary fibre.It is difficult to join monomode fibre because the tiny cores must be accurately aligned.Every tiny fragment of fibre, denim and leather was picked up and dropped in the bags.dietary fibreThis book must be available for all interested in nutrition and dietary fibre.The role played by dietary fibre is of importance to this compartmentalisation because it binds bile acids.This factor applies less with foods rich in dietary fibre, because these foods - happily - tend to be inexpensive.So you will be taking in about twice as much dietary fibre in less than half as much food.This intriguing finding from the surveys led medical researchers to investigations into a whole new aspect of dietary fibre.Fresh fruit, for instance, being mainly water, provides only a dilute form of dietary fibre.This is so of dietary fibre.Apples are basically a mixture of water, sugar, dietary fibre and little else.natural/synthetic/man-made etc fibreAlthough it is a natural fibre, it tends not to weather well.A synthetic fibre with a foam or waffle backing is best.The reason is that fruit juices are simply fruit stripped of its natural fibre content.Hair is a marvellous natural fibre - you could almost compare it to pure silk thread.They were given a grandstand view of how the world's first new man-made fibre for 30 years is manufactured.Fresh water rotted natural fibre, while seawater preserved it.And yet many foods are now refined to such an extent that the natural fibre has been removed.
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