Definition of alimentary in English:


Line breaks: ali|men¦tary
Pronunciation: /alɪˈmɛnt(ə)ri


Relating to nourishment or sustenance.
More example sentences
  • Indeed, the visitors enact the alimentary behavior of the oasis dwellers, but in so doing, they experience their own civilized difference from and advantage over the ‘natives.’
  • Total parenteral nutrition is a preparation of nutrients given via intravenous infusion to patients, of any age, who cannot feed normally through the alimentary tract.
  • Mammalian examples are the intertwining of the alimentary and digestive systems or the reproductive and excretory systems, which often require medical intervention.


late 16th century: from Latin alimentarius, from alimentum 'nourishment' (see aliment).

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