noun[mass noun] formal
The provision of nourishment or other necessities of life.
- This is doubtless the change in meaningful alimentation that the newly formed Association of Business Development Trainers chairman is crying for.
- The findings of a number of studies indicate that aggressive alimentation in patients with a wasting syndrome related to cancer may actually increase their discomfort.
- He was managed conservatively with dietary restriction, parenteral fluids and alimentation, and prokinetic agents, and his paralytic ileus resolved.
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