aliment


1al·i·ment

noun \ˈa-lə-mənt\

Definition of ALIMENT

:  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

Related to ALIMENT

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2al·i·ment

verb \-ˌment\

Definition of ALIMENT

transitive verb
:  to give aliment to :  nourish, sustain

First Known Use of ALIMENT

15th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

al·i·ment

noun \ˈal-ə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALIMENT

: a food or nutrient substance

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