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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. abstaining from food;
[syn: fast, fasting]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fast \Fast\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fasting.] [AS. f[ae]stan; akin to D. vasten, OHG. fast[=e]n, G. fasten, Icel. & Sw. fasta, Dan. faste, Goth. fastan to keep, observe, fast, and prob. to E. fast firm.] 1. To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry. [1913 Webster] Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence. [1913 Webster] Thou didst fast and weep for the child. --2 Sam. xii. 21. [1913 Webster] Fasting day, a fast day; a day of fasting. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fasting n 1: abstaining from food [syn: fast, fasting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "fasting": Albigensianism, Catharism, Day of Atonement, Franciscanism, Lenten, Sabbatarianism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, Yom Kippur, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, austerity, cold purgatorial fires, dog-hungry, empty, eremitism, famished, famishing, flagellation, hair shirt, half-famished, half-starved, hungering, hungry, lustration, maceration, mendicantism, monachism, monasticism, mortification, peckish, penance, penitence, penitential act, penitential exercise, pinched with hunger, purgation, purgatory, puritanism, quadragesimal, ravening, ravenous, repentance, rigor, sackcloth and ashes, self-denial, self-mortification, sharp-set, starved, starving, uneating, unfed, unfilled, voluntary poverty, voracious, wolfish