Fiber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑɪbər|  American pronunciation of the word fiber
Brit.  |ˈfaɪbər|  British pronunciation of the word fiber

noun

- a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn (syn: fibre)
- coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis (syn: roughage)
- any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber) (syn: fibre)
- the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions (syn: character, fibre)
- a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth (syn: fibre)

Examples

It's important to get enough fiber in your diet.

What foods do you recommend as good sources of fiber?

foods that are high in fiber

The fabric is made from a mix of synthetic fibers.

The natural fibers allow the fabric to breathe.

The paper is made from both cotton and wood fiber.

Nylon is a very strong man-made fiber.

The police examined hair and bits of fiber found in the victim's car.

We're confident she has the moral fiber to make the right decision.

She believes that the moral fiber of our society is decaying.

The doctor told me to eat more bran because it is a good source of fiber.

...the bandage is made from a mildly adherent fiber...

Choose foods that are high in fiber and low in calories.

The modern-day diet has too little fiber in it.

the refractory period of a muscle fiber

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