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1. Something that nourishes; food.
2. Something that supports or sustains.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) al·i·ment·ed, al·i·ment·ing, al·i·ments
To supply with sustenance, such as food: required by court order to aliment the abandoned family.

[Middle English, from Latin alimentum, from alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
al′i·men′tal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.alimental - of or providing nourishmentalimental - of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
References in classic literature ?
The Sun that light imparts to all, receives From all his alimental recompence In humid exhalations, and at Even Sups with the Ocean: though in Heav'n the Trees Of life ambrosial frutage bear, and vines Yeild Nectar, though from off the boughs each Morn We brush mellifluous Dewes, and find the ground Cover'd with pearly grain: yet God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights, As may compare with Heaven; and to taste Think not I shall be nice.
Los alimentos utilizados fueron analizados en el Laboratorio Analitico Agro Industrial (LAAI) y en el Laboratorio de Servicios Analiticos de Alimental S.
There is the second kind of the agricultural activity which constitutes in the pluvial agriculture this kind of agriculture has played a great role in providing the alimental crops such as Dura , Sesame and Sun flower , we find that Gedarif State , Blue Nile region , North and South Kordufan states are appropriate places for the said kind of the agriculture .