: the act or process of affording nutriment or nourishmentintravenous alimentation
Examples of alimentation in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebPanicked buyers swept up fundamentals of alimentation and elimination: yeast, flour, bathroom tissue.
Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2020
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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