Definition of Aliment

1. Noun. A source of materials to nourish the body.

2. Verb. Give nourishment to.
Exact synonyms: Nourish, Nutrify
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give
Derivative terms: Alimentation, Alimentation, Alimentative, Nourishment, Nutrient, Nutrient, Nutrition

Definition of Aliment

1. n. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support.

2. v. t. To nourish; to support.

Definition of Aliment

1. Noun. (rare) Food. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Nourishment, sustenance. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To feed, nourish. ¹

4. Verb. To sustain, support. ¹

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Definition of Aliment

1. to nourish [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: nourish

Medical Definition of Aliment

1. In sensorimotor theory, that which is assimilated to a schema; analogous to a stimulus. Synonym: nourishment. Origin: L. Alo, to nourish (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Aliment

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1. The Principles of the Law of Scotland: In the Order of Sir G. Mackenzie's by John Erskine, George Mackenzie (1827)
"An Act to amend an Act of the Scottish Parliament, relative to ' the aliment of Poor Prisoners.' § 1. From and after oue month after the passing of this act ..."

2. Decisions of the Court of Session: From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754 by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies (1813)
"THESE children being unprovided, and seeking an aliment from the brother, whose estate appeared to be burdened with a heavy ..."

3. A Handbook of Husband and Wife According to the Law of Scotland by Frederick Parker Walton (1893)
"and of the sum of £ yearly, for aliment to each of C., D., and E., the children of the marriage between the pursuer and defender, so long as they shall be ..."

4. A Handbook of the Law of Scotland by James Lorimer (1885)
"In the event of the descendants of a party being unable to aliment him, ... Collaterals are not bound to aliment each other; the only apparent exception ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Human Body by William Cheselden (1740)
"... aliment, and probably, to make the fluid part ... TH E chyle, or thin and milky part of the aliment, being received into the ..."

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