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alimentary

[al-uh-men-tuh-ree] /ˌæl əˈmɛn tə ri/
adjective
1.
concerned with the function of nutrition; nutritive.
2.
pertaining to food.
3.
providing sustenance or maintenance.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin alimentārius. See aliment, -ary
Related forms
unalimentary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un alimentary

alimentary

/ˌælɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
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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Word Origin and History for un alimentary

alimentary

adj.

1610s, from Medieval Latin alimentarius "pertaining to food," from Latin alimentum "nourishment," from alere "to nourish, rear, support, maintain," from PIE root *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old).

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un alimentary in Medicine

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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