alimentation

[al-uh-men-tey-shuh n]

noun

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

First recorded in 1580–90, alimentation is from the Medieval Latin word alimentātiōn- (stem of alimentātiō). See aliment, -ation
Related formssu·per·al·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superalimentation

alimentation

noun

nourishment
sustenance; support
Derived Formsalimentative, adjective
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superalimentation in Medicine

superalimentation

[sōō′pər-ăl′ə-mĕn-tāshən]

n.

The administration or consumption of nutrients beyond normal requirements.

alimentation

[ăl′ə-mĕn-tāshən]

n.

The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
Support; sustenance.
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