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alimentary | alimentary canal | alimentary paste | alimentary tract | alimentary tract smear | alimentation | alimentative | alimentiveness | alimonious | alimony | alinasal

alimentation

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Noun
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al=i=men=ta=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

alimentationn. [Cf. F. alimentation, LL. alimentatio.].
  •  The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal.  [1913 Webster]
  •  State or mode of being nourished.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

alimentation, n.
1 nourishment; feeding.
2 maintenance, support; supplying with the necessities of life.

Etymology
F alimentation or med.L alimentatio f. alimentare (as ALIMENT)

THESAURUS

alimentation

aliment, alimony, bread, bread and butter, food chain, keep, livelihood, maintenance, nourishment, nurture, nutriment, nutrition, nutriture, pabulum, pap, refection, refreshment, subsistence, support, sustenance

ROGET THESAURUS

alimentation

Aid

N aid, aidance, assistance, help, opitulation, succor, support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion, coadjuvancy, patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy, sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment, eutrophy, manna in the wilderness, food, means, ministry, ministration, subministration, accommodation, relief, rescue, help at a dead lift, supernatural aid, deus ex machina, supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits, support, adjunct, ally, aiding, auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful, coadjuvant, subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary, at one's beck, at one's beck and call, friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed, neighborly, obliging, with the aid, by the aid of, on behalf of, in behalf of, in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance of, on account of, for the sake of, on the part of, non obstante, Int, help!, save us!, to the rescue!, alterum alterius auxilio eget, God befriend us as our cause is just, at your service.


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