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Meaning of ALIMENTATION

Pronunciation:  `alumen'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of supplying food and nourishment
  2. [n]  a source of materials to nourish the body
 

ALIMENTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aliment, feeding, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals
 
 See Also: course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, food, forced feeding, gavage, goody, hyperalimentation, infant feeding, ingesta, intravenous feeding, IV, kickshaw, kosher, lactation, meal, mess, milk, mince, nutrient, overfeeding, provision, puree, repast, spoonfeeding, stodge, suckling, supply, supplying, total parenteral nutrition, TPN, treat, vitamin, vitamin pill, wheat germ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al`i*men*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. alimentation, LL.
alimentatio.]
1. The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of
   the alimentary canal.

2. State or mode of being nourished. --Bacon.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aliment, alimony, bread, bread and butter, food chain, keep, livelihood, maintenance, nourishment, nurture, nutriment, nutrition, nutriture, pabulum, pap, refection, refreshment, subsistence, support, sustenance
 

 

 

 

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