Lebensmittel

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Lebensmittel

EtymologyEdit

Leben (life) +‎ -s- +‎ Mittel (means, resources)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːbənsˌmɪtəl/, [ˈleːbənsˌmɪtəl], [ˈleːbn̩sˌmɪtl̩], [ˈleːbm̩sˌmɪtl̩]
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  • Hyphenation: Le‧bens‧mit‧tel

NounEdit

Lebensmittel n (genitive Lebensmittels, plural Lebensmittel)

  1. any item or substance intended for human consumption (excluding medical drugs and mind-altering drugs other than alcohol)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 22/2010, page 126:
      Pasta, Kuchen, Müsli, Brot – wer an Zöliakie leidet, muss viele gängige Lebensmittel meiden: Das Eiweiß Gluten, das bei den Betroffenen zu chronischer Darmentzündung führt, kommt in den meisten Getreidearten vor.
      Pasta, cakes, muesli, bread – someone who suffers from celiac disease has to avoid many common foods: the protein gluten, which leads to chronic intestinal inflammation for the sufferers, occurs in most types of grain.
  2. (in the plural) groceries; roughly, though not usually including housewares

Usage notesEdit

  • In strict use, Lebensmittel include the following:
  • In everyday parlance, the terms Lebensmittel and Nahrungsmittel are often used interchangeably, both referring to food and drink except tap water.

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