The act of consuming food in order to stay alive. The food is taken in, then broken down via digestion from complex foods into simple components that can be absorbed into the bloodstream, sending nutrients throughout the body. Lack of eating leads to hunger and malnutrition, resulting in weight loss, fatigue, delirium, and death in extreme cases.
Tagged images often involve the act of mastication, or chewing the food prior to swallowing.
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