Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

alimentation

play
noun al·i·men·ta·tion \ˌa-lə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of alimentation

  1. :  the act or process of affording nutriment or nourishment <intravenous alimentation>



Circa 1656

First Known Use of alimentation

circa 1656


Medical Dictionary

alimentation

play
noun al·i·men·ta·tion \ˌal-ə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Medical Definition of alimentation

  1. :  the act or process of affording nutriment or nourishment <intravenous alimentation>




Learn More about alimentation

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "alimentation"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up alimentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez spindrift duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ