alimentary

alimentary

[al-uh-men-tuh-ree]
adjective
1.
concerned with the function of nutrition; nutritive.
2.
pertaining to food.
3.
providing sustenance or maintenance.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin alimentārius. See aliment, -ary

unalimentary, adjective
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alimentary (ˌælɪˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to nutrition
2.  providing sustenance or nourishment
3.  Scots law free from the claims of creditors: an alimentary trust

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alimentary
1610s, from M.L. alimentarius "pertaining to food," from L. alimentum "nourishment," from alere "to nourish, rear, support, maintain," from PIE base *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old).
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alimentary al·i·men·ta·ry (āl'ə-měn'tə-rē, -trē)
adj.

  1. Concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion.

  2. Providing nourishment.

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