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aliment

[n. al-uh-muh nt; v. al-uh-ment] /n. ˈæl ə mənt; v. ˈæl əˌmɛnt/
noun
1.
that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
2.
that which sustains; means of support.
verb (used with object)
3.
to sustain; support.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Latin alimentum, equivalent to al(ere) to feed + -i- -i- + -mentum -ment
Related forms
alimental, adjective
alimentally, adverb
Synonyms
1. nourishment. 1, 2. sustenance.
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British Dictionary definitions for aliment

aliment

noun (ˈælɪmənt)
1.
something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
2.
(Scots law) another term for alimony
verb (ˈælɪˌmɛnt)
3.
(transitive) (obsolete) to support or sustain
Derived Forms
alimental, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin alimentum food, from alere to nourish
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Word Origin and History for aliment
n.

"food," late 15c., from Latin alimentum "nourishment," in plural, "food, provisions," from alere "to nourish" (see alimentary).

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aliment in Medicine

aliment al·i·ment (āl'ə-mənt)
n.

  1. Something that nourishes; food.

  2. Something that supports or sustains.

v. al·i·ment·ed, al·i·ment·ing, al·i·ments
To supply with sustenance, such as food.
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