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1. roughage

noun. coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.

Synonyms

  • food product
  • bran
  • foodstuff

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word roughage


1. Noun, singular or mass
Alfalfa hay, chaff, straw or other forms of roughage should be made available to the lamb even before he has weaned.

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