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pabulum

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noun pab·u·lum \ˈpa-byə-ləm\

Definition of pabulum

  1. 1 :  food; especially :  a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption

  2. 2 :  intellectual sustenance

  3. 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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pabulum

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noun pab·u·lum \ˈpab-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of pabulum

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





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