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[hahy-per-al-uh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pərˌæl ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
Origin of hyperalimentation
First recorded in 1965-70; hyper- + alimentation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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hyperalimentation in Medicine

hyperalimentation hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion (hī'pər-āl'ə-měn-tā'shən)

  1. The administration or consumption of nutrients beyond normal requirements. Also called superalimentation.

  2. The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to take in food through the alimentary tract.

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