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banting (n.)

system for weight loss through diet control, named for William Banting (1797-1878), the English undertaker who invented it, tested it himself, and promoted it in his 1863 booklet "Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public." Although the word is a surname, it was used like a verbal noun in -ing. ("She is banting"). It consisted of eating lean meats and abstaining from fats, starches, and sugars.

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Definitions of banting from WordNet
1
banting (n.)
wild ox of the Malay Archipelago;
Synonyms: banteng / tsine / Bos banteng
2
Banting (n.)
Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941);
Synonyms: F. G. Banting / Sir Frederick Grant Banting
From wordnet.princeton.edu