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1. A substance that gives nourishment; food.
2. Intellectual material that is bland, trite, or insipid; pablum: "TV ... gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum" (Richard Corliss).
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2. food for thought, esp when bland or dull
[C17: from Latin, from pascere to feed]
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pab•u•lum(ˈpæb yə ləm)
1. something that nourishes; food.
2. intellectual nourishment.
3. a soft, bland cereal for infants.
[1670–80; < Latin pābulum food, nourishment =pā(scere) to feed + -bulum n. suffix of instrument]
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|Noun||1.||pabulum - any substance that can be used as food|
tuck - eatables (especially sweets)
|2.||pabulum - insipid intellectual nourishment|
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1. Something fit to be eaten:
aliment, bread, comestible, diet, edible, esculent, fare, food, foodstuff, meat, nourishment, nurture, nutriment, nutrition, pap, provender, provision (used in plural), sustenance, victual.
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n. L. pabulum, alimento o sustancia alimenticia mezcla de trigo y avena.
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