fasting fasting  /ˈfæ stɪŋ/


  • (n) abstaining from food


  1. Users may leave wedding notices, participate in meditations, create memorials and read articles on topics from fasting to Kosher sex.
  2. But his blog also condemned sacred Muslim rituals like fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
  3. Muslims all over the world have now been fasting for more than two weeks as the holy month of Ramadan is flying by.


  1. New black belts in Taekwondo

    Master Ken's XMAC held Black Belt Testing on June 8. Four of the new Black Belts completed the three days of fasting and more than two hours of non-stop testing.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Advertiser-News

  2. Health opportunities abound Saturday

    Residents will be able to get low-cost laboratory tests done, learn about nutrition and obesity prevention and spend time with a doctor while browsing for fruits and vegetables Saturday. The Del Norte Community Health Fair will feature fasting glucose tests and comprehensive metabolic panels, or chem panels, for $5, said Melody Cannon, public health program manager for the county. Men will be ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Daily Triplicate

  3. Saudi Silence on Deadly MERS Virus Outbreak Frustrates World Health Experts

    Over the next few weeks officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) face a tough and politically charged call. The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, begins July 9 and could draw as many as two million people from around the globe to the holy sites of Saudi Arabia in a pilgrimage called umrah . But a new disease, called Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome, or MERS, could threaten them. [More]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Scientific American


  1. "I have been instructed by my doctor to stop my fast immediately due to health concerns - including possible seizures. I am fortunate. The women, children and men I am fasting for do not have this option," Farrow said.
    on May 8, 2009 By: Mia Farrow Source: FOXNews

  2. When the Mahatma went on hunger strike during World War II, Churchill told the cabinet: "Gandhi should not be released on the account of a mere threat of fasting. We should be rid of a bad man and an enemy of the Empire if he died."
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Winston Churchill Source: Times of India

  3. Coleman called Yom Kippur a "time of fasting, soul-searching, and refocusing on your life."
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Norm Coleman Source: New Jersey Jewish News

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