ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: inedia

inedia (ĭn-ē′-dē-ə), noun

The belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food.

Also known as breatharianism.  Some followers have attempted to survive on sunlight alone (not even water).
At least four people have died while attempting to live without food, including a Swiss woman in 2011.

Etymology:  Latin for 'fasting'.
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