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Friday, May 08, 2009

Definitions for aliment

  1. Something that nourishes or feeds; nutriment.
  2. Something that sustains a state of mind or body; sustenance.
  3. To give nourishment to; to nourish or sustain.

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Citations for aliment
Mental health depends upon gastric health. Every ailment stems from improper aliment. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine
Is not truth the natural aliment of the mind, as plainly as the wholesome grain is of the body? William Ellery Channing,
Origin of aliment
1470-1480
Aliment is derived from Latin alimentum, from alere, "to nourish." It is related to alimony.