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aliment

[ noun al-uh-muhnt; verb al-uh-ment ]
/ noun ˈæl ə mənt; verb ˈæl əˌmɛnt /
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noun

that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
that which sustains; means of support.

verb (used with object)

to sustain; support.

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Origin of aliment

1470–80; <Latin alimentum, equivalent to al(ere) to feed + -i--i- + -mentum-ment
al·i·men·tal, adjectiveal·i·men·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for aliment

aliment

noun (ˈælɪmənt)

something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
Scots law another term for alimony

verb (ˈælɪˌmɛnt)

(tr) obsolete to support or sustain
alimental, adjective
C15: from Latin alimentum food, from alere to nourish
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Medical definitions for aliment

aliment
[ ălə-mənt ]

n.

Something that nourishes; food.
Something that supports or sustains.

v.

To supply with sustenance, such as food.
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