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aliment

noun al·i·ment \ ˈa-lə-mənt \

Definition of aliment

: food, nutriment; also : sustenance
  • there was nothing there of conversational aliment
  • —Kingsley Amis

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Examples of aliment in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of aliment

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

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aliment

verb al·i·ment \ -ˌment \

Definition of aliment

: to give aliment to : nourish, sustain

First Known Use of aliment

15th century


Medical Dictionary

aliment

noun al·i·ment \ ˈal-ə-mənt \

medical Definition of aliment

: a food or nutrient substance

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