hyperalimentation

noun
hy·​per·​al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌa-lə-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce hyperalimentation (audio) \

Definition of hyperalimentation

: the administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding especially to patients who cannot ingest food through the digestive tract

Examples of hyperalimentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The technique, also known as intravenous hyperalimentation, bypasses the gut and has proved indispensable to newborns and adults suffering from severe burns or struggling with chronic bowel disorders. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Stanley Dudrick, whose surgical technique feeds those who can’t eat, dies at 84," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of hyperalimentation

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperalimentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperalimentation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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hyperalimentation

noun
hy·​per·​al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌhī-pə-ˌral-ə-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce hyperalimentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperalimentation

: the administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding especially to patients who cannot ingest food through the digestive tract

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