Definitions for: Aliment

[n] a source of materials to nourish the body
[v] give nourishment to

Webster (1913) Definition: Al"i*ment, n. [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish;
akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F.
aliment. See Old.]
1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which
feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The
necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of

Aliments of their sloth and weakness. --Bacon.

2. An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]

Al"i*ment, v. t.
1. To nourish; to support.

2. To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]

Synonyms: alimentation, nourish, nourishment, nutrify, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals

See Also: course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, feed, finger food, food, give, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, nutrient, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, vitamin pill, wheat germ

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