pabulum


pab·u·lum

noun \ˈpa-byə-ləm\

Definition of PABULUM

1
:  food; especially :  a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption
2
:  intellectual sustenance
3
:  something (as writing or speech) that is insipid, simplistic, or bland

Examples of PABULUM

  1. <we have reached a cultural low if reality television is regarded as pabulum for the masses>

Origin of PABULUM

Latin, food, fodder; akin to Latin pascere to feed — more at food
First Known Use: 1733

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Other Food Terms

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pab·u·lum

noun \ˈpab-yə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PABULUM

: food; especially : a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption

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