aliment(redirected from alimenting)
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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.
al′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
1. something that nourishes or sustains the body or mind
2. (Law) Scots law another term for alimony
(tr) obsolete to support or sustain
[C15: from Latin alimentum food, from alere to nourish]
al•i•ment(n. ˈæl ə mənt; v. ˈæl əˌmɛnt)
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]
Past participle: alimented
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|Noun||1.||aliment - 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
|Verb||1.||aliment - give nourishment to|
1. Something fit to be eaten:
bread, comestible, diet, edible, esculent, fare, food, foodstuff, meat, nourishment, nurture, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, pap, provender, provision (used in plural), sustenance, victual.