cibation

noun
plural -s

Definition of cibation

obsolete
: the process of feeding the alchemical crucible with fresh material during the course of an operation

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History and Etymology for cibation

Middle English cibacioun, from Late Latin cibation-, cibatio feeding, meal, from Latin cibatus (past participle of cibare to feed, from cibus food) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Cibation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cibation. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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