- nourishment; nutrition.
- maintenance; support.
- addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé.Compare ablation(def 2).
Origin of alimentation
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Examples from the Web for alimentation
This divergence is shown, first, in the method of alimentation.Creative Evolution
Like the respiration, the alimentation ought to be watched by the singer.The Voice
Frank E. Miller
In the alimentation of armies scientific principles must not be disregarded.Martyria
Augustus C. Hamlin
The chief inconvenience is the difficulty in alimentation consequent on the pain in mastication and in swallowing.
Lean meats, acid fruits, and the weak alkaline mineral waters should be the basis of a proper system of alimentation.
- sustenance; support
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- The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
- Support; sustenance.
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