alimentation

noun
al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌa-lə-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce alimentation (audio) , -ˌmen- \

Definition of alimentation

: the act or process of affording nutriment or nourishment intravenous alimentation

First Known Use of alimentation

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alimentation

borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French, "nourishment, sustenance," borrowed from Medieval Latin alimentātiōn-, alimentātiō, from Late Latin alimentāre "to nourish, maintain" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at aliment entry 2

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The first known use of alimentation was circa 1656

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“Alimentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alimentation. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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alimentation

noun
al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌal-ə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce alimentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of alimentation

: the act or process of affording nutriment or nourishment intravenous alimentation

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