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1. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
2. Support; sustenance.
2. sustenance; support
al•i•men•ta•tion(ˌæl ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)
1. nourishment; nutrition.
2. sustenance; support.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||alimentation - a source of materials to nourish the body|
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
fast food - inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
finger food - food to be eaten with the fingers
ingesta - solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
kosher - food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
mess - soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
mince - food chopped into small bits; "a mince of mushrooms"
puree - food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
stodge - heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
wheat germ - embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
|2.||alimentation - the act of supplying food and nourishment|
infant feeding - feeding an infant
forced feeding, gavage - feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
overfeeding - excessive feeding
spoonfeeding - feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon