Definition of alimentation in English:

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alimentation

Pronunciation: /ˌaləmənˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

formal
The provision of nourishment or other necessities of life.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense 'maintenance, support'): from medieval Latin alimentatio(n-), from late Latin alimentare 'to feed', from alimentum 'nourishment' (see aliment).

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Syllabification: al·i·men·ta·tion

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