alimental

aliment

[n. al-uh-muhnt; v. al-uh-ment]
noun
1.
that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
2.
that which sustains; means of support.
verb (used with object)
3.
to sustain; support.

Origin:
1470–80; < Latin alimentum, equivalent to al(ere) to feed + -i- -i- + -mentum -ment

alimental, adjective
alimentally, adverb


1. nourishment. 1, 2. sustenance.
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aliment
 
n
1.  something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
2.  Scots law another term for alimony
 
vb
3.  obsolete (tr) to support or sustain
 
[C15: from Latin alimentum food, from alere to nourish]
 
ali'mental
 
adj

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aliment
"food," late 15c., from L. alimentum "nourishment, food," from alere "to nourish" (see alimentary).
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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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