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Meaning of ALIMENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'alumunt, [v]'alu`ment, 'alimunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a source of materials to nourish the body
  2. [v]  give nourishment to

ALIMENT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alimentation, nourish, nourishment, nutrify, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals
 See Also: course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, feed, finger food, food, give, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, nutrient, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, vitamin pill, wheat germ



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Al"i*ment\, n. [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish;
    akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F.
    aliment. See {Old}.]
    1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which
       feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The
       necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of
             Aliments of their sloth and weakness. --Bacon.
    2. An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]
  2. \Al"i*ment\, v. t.
    1. To nourish; to support.
    2. To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]