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aliment

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noun al·i·ment \ˈa-lə-mənt\

Definition of aliment

  1. :  food, nutriment; also :  sustenance <there was nothing there of conversational aliment — Kingsley Amis>



Examples of aliment

  1. <complained that he had to drive for hours to find any sort of cultural aliment when visiting his parents' rural home>



Origin of aliment

Middle English, from Latin alimentum, from alere to nourish — more at old


First Known Use: 15th century


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aliment

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verb al·i·ment \-ˌment\

Definition of aliment

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give aliment to :  nourish, sustain




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aliment

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noun al·i·ment \ˈal-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of aliment

  1. :  a food or nutrient substance




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