noun Medicine/Medical.

1965–70; hyper- + alimentation

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hyperalimentation hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion (hī'pər-āl'ə-měn-tā'shən)

  1. The administration or consumption of nutrients beyond normal requirements. Also called superalimentation.

  2. The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to take in food through the alimentary tract.

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