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victual

[ vit-l ]
/ 藞v瑟t l /
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noun
victuals, food supplies; provisions.
food or provisions for human beings.
verb (used with object), vict路ualed, vict路ual路ing or (especially British) vict路ualled, vict路ual路ling.
to supply with victuals.
verb (used without object), vict路ualed, vict路ual路ing or (especially British) vict路ualled, vict路ual路ling.
to take or obtain victuals.
Archaic. to eat or feed.
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Also Nonstandard, vit路tle .

Origin of victual

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English vitaille, from Anglo-French, Middle French vitail(l)e, Old French vituaille, from Late Latin victu膩lia 鈥減rovisions,鈥 noun use of neuter plural of Latin victu膩lis 鈥減ertaining to food,鈥 equivalent to victu(s) 鈥渘ourishment, way of living鈥 (vic-, variant stem of v墨vere 鈥渢o live鈥 + -tus suffix of verb action) + -膩lis -al1; modern spelling from Latin

OTHER WORDS FROM victual

vict路ual路less, adjectivere路vict路ual, verb, re路vict路ualed, re路vict路ual路ing or (especially British) re路vict路ualled, re路vict路ual路ling.un路vic路tualed, un路vic路tualled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for victual

victual
/ (藞v瑟tl) /

verb -uals, -ualling or -ualled or US -uals, -ualing or -ualed
to supply with or obtain victuals
(intr) rare (esp of animals) to partake of victuals
See also victuals

Derived forms of victual

victual-less, adjective

Word Origin for victual

C14: from Old French vitaille, from Late Latin victu膩lia provisions, from Latin victu膩lis concerning food, from victus sustenance, from v墨vere to live
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