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alimentation

[ al-uh-men-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæl ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
means of upkeep or subsistence; maintenance; support.
addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé.Compare ablation (def. 2).
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Origin of alimentation

First recorded in 1580–90; from Medieval Latin alimentātiōn- (stem of alimentātiō ); see aliment, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM alimentation

su·per·al·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alimentation

alimentation
/ (ˌælɪmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun
nourishment
sustenance; support

Derived forms of alimentation

alimentative, adjective
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