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alimentation

[al-uh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌæl ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
nourishment; nutrition.
2.
maintenance; support.
3.
addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé.
Compare ablation (def 2).
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin alimentātiōn- (stem of alimentātiō). See aliment, -ation
Related forms
superalimentation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alimentation

alimentation

/ˌælɪmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
nourishment
2.
sustenance; support
Derived Forms
alimentative, adjective
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alimentation in Medicine

alimentation al·i·men·ta·tion (āl'ə-měn-tā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.

  2. Support; sustenance.

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