- that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
- that which sustains; means of support.
- to sustain; support.
Origin of aliment
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Related Words for alimentsfare, nutrition, nourishment, edible, victuals, provender, nutriment, eats, sustenance, pabulum, foodstuff, nurture, comestible, provision, esculent
Examples from the Web for aliments
Historical Examples of aliments
The section of the pneumo-gastric nerves does not stop the dilution of aliments in the stomach, or chylification.
Aliments rich in fat and sugar favor the production of butter, and augment the supply of milk.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
Even the imperfect imitations are retained and digested when other aliments fail.
The aliments to which the cook's art gives a liquid or semi-liquid form, are in general more digestible.Science in the Kitchen.
Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
She gets rid of most part of the Acids contained in the aliments, by thus uniting them with the Oils contained in those aliments.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
- something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
- Scots law another term for alimony
- (tr) obsolete to support or sustain
Word Origin for aliment
Word Origin and History for aliments
"food," late 15c., from Latin alimentum "nourishment," in plural, "food, provisions," from alere "to nourish" (see alimentary).
- Something that nourishes; food.
- Something that supports or sustains.
- To supply with sustenance, such as food.