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al·i·ment

 (ăl′ə-mənt)
n.
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.

aliment

n
1. something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
2. (Law) Scots law another term for alimony
vb
(tr) obsolete to support or sustain
[C15: from Latin alimentum food, from alere to nourish]
ˌaliˈmental adj

al•i•ment

(n. ˈæl ə mənt; v. ˈæl əˌmɛnt)

n.
1. that which nourishes; nutriment; food.
2. that which sustains; means of support.
v.t.
3. to nourish or sustain; support.
[1470–80; < Latin alimentum, derivative of alere to feed]
al`i•men′tal, adj.
al`i•men′tal•ly, adv.

aliment


Past participle: alimented
Gerund: alimenting

Imperative
aliment
aliment
Present
I aliment
you aliment
he/she/it aliments
we aliment
you aliment
they aliment
Preterite
I alimented
you alimented
he/she/it alimented
we alimented
you alimented
they alimented
Present Continuous
I am alimenting
you are alimenting
he/she/it is alimenting
we are alimenting
you are alimenting
they are alimenting
Present Perfect
I have alimented
you have alimented
he/she/it has alimented
we have alimented
you have alimented
they have alimented
Past Continuous
I was alimenting
you were alimenting
he/she/it was alimenting
we were alimenting
you were alimenting
they were alimenting
Past Perfect
I had alimented
you had alimented
he/she/it had alimented
we had alimented
you had alimented
they had alimented
Future
I will aliment
you will aliment
he/she/it will aliment
we will aliment
you will aliment
they will aliment
Future Perfect
I will have alimented
you will have alimented
he/she/it will have alimented
we will have alimented
you will have alimented
they will have alimented
Future Continuous
I will be alimenting
you will be alimenting
he/she/it will be alimenting
we will be alimenting
you will be alimenting
they will be alimenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alimenting
you have been alimenting
he/she/it has been alimenting
we have been alimenting
you have been alimenting
they have been alimenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alimenting
you will have been alimenting
he/she/it will have been alimenting
we will have been alimenting
you will have been alimenting
they will have been alimenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alimenting
you had been alimenting
he/she/it had been alimenting
we had been alimenting
you had been alimenting
they had been alimenting
Conditional
I would aliment
you would aliment
he/she/it would aliment
we would aliment
you would aliment
they would aliment
Past Conditional
I would have alimented
you would have alimented
he/she/it would have alimented
we would have alimented
you would have alimented
they would have alimented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aliment - a source of materials to nourish the bodyaliment - a source of materials to nourish the body
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
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"
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
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
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
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
Verb1.aliment - give nourishment toaliment - give nourishment to      
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

aliment

noun
2. That which sustains the mind or spirit: