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

Examples of alimentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Panicked buyers swept up fundamentals of alimentation and elimination: yeast, flour, bathroom tissue. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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