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  1. present participle of fast


fasting (countable and uncountable, plural fastings)

  1. abstinence from food
    • H. G. Wells, The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
      Immediately after that affair Lady Wondershoot, casting about for exemplary additions to the abuse and fastings she had inflicted, issued a Ukase. She issued it first to her butler, and very suddenly, so that she made him jump.
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