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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Fasting  he  went  to  sleep,  and  fasting  waked. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  Thou  didst  fast  and  weep  for  the  child.  --2  Sam. 
  xii.  21. 
 
  {Fasting  day},  a  fast  day  a  day  of  fasting. 




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