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Definition of the noun alimentation

What does alimentation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alimentations

  1. a source of materials to nourish the body
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of alimentation: aliment / nourishment / nutriment / nutrition / sustenance / victuals
    • more generic words: food / nutrient = any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    • more specific terms:
      • milk = produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
      • course = part of a meal served at one time
      • delicacy / kickshaw / dainty / goody / treat = something considered choice to eat
      • dish = a particular item of prepared food
      • fast food = inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
      • finger food = food to be eaten with the fingers
      • ingesta = solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
      • kosher = food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
      • repast / meal = the food served and eaten at one time
      • mess = soft semiliquid food
      • mince = food chopped into small bits
      • puree = food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
      • stodge = heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
      • wheat germ = embryo of the wheat kernel
      • vitamin = any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
  2. the act of supplying food and nourishment

Alternative definition of the noun alimentation


  1. feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for alimentation

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Google previewCurrent Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery - E-Book (2013)

by Douglas R. Mader, Stephen J. Divers

Continued fluid therapy is critical in the immediate postoperative period, but a return to normal alimentation is the hallmark of recovery. Typically, reptiles return to normal function and behaviors quicker after endoscopic procedures compared ...

Google previewIntravascular Infusion Systems (2012)

Principles and Practice by R. Ausman

The balancing act between oral and parenteral alimentation is a daily duty and a cooperative adventure. As the patient moves into the phase of full oral support, the dietitian becomes the dominant team member, responsible for maintaining the ...

Google previewFanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2014)

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh

enteral alimentation is a significant risk factor for disease in premature infants. Historical reports identified the onset of NEC several days ...

Google previewQuick & Easy Medical Terminology (2014)

by Peggy C. Leonard

Alimentation is the process of providing nutrition for the body. After becoming available to the body cells, nutrients are used for growth, generation of energy, and ...

Google previewPediatric Gastrointestinal Imaging and Intervention (2000)

by David A. Stringer, Paul S. Babyn

MISCELLANEOUS PROCEDURES Percutaneous Gastrostomy Enteral alimentation is a crucial component of care for the malnourished child who cannot eat. Until recently, long-term alimentation was delivered through nasogastric tubes or ...

Google previewPediatric Urology (2009)

by John G. Gearhart, Richard C. Rink, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand

Enteral Alimentation Enteral alimentation is the preferred method of nutrition in patients with an intact gastrointestinal tract. Enteral feedings have been demonstrated to stimulate the immune system and to preserve gastrointestinal ...

Google previewClinical Bioethics (1994)

Theory and Practice in Medical Ethical Decision-making by James F. Drane

Medically supplied alimentation is a technical procedure designed for certain medical ...

Google previewThe American Homoeopathist (1888)

Austin Flint says: " Alimentation is an essential factor in therapeutics, as applied to acute and chronic diseases. . . . When disease destroys life by slow asthenia or ...

Google previewThe hand-book of household science (1858)

a popular account of heat, light, air, aliment, and cleansing in their scientific principles and domestic applications by Edward Livingston Youmans

As excessive alimentation is a universal danger, the vegetarian is most protected, ...

Google previewEating Disorders and Cultures in Transition (2003)

by Mervat Nasser, Melanie Katzman, Richard Gordon

Suffice it say that alimentation is an essential feature of living forms and that in humans it 'has to have' a cognitive structure, model, or component, as does virtually any other ...



des installations nécessitant une alimentation auxiliaire doit être tel que ces installations soient capables de répondre aux dispositions du tableau 8-1 concernant les délais de commutation maximum définis au Chapitre 1er. Aides visuelles ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s (2015)

by Mary de Young

Alimentation,. Gavage). A method of putting food into the body of patients who were incapable of feeding themselves, or who refused to do so. Ina statement that captured the seventeenth century take on insanity, William Salmon declared that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

alimentation The physiologic processes by which food nurtures and maintains the body. These include chewing (MASTICATION), swallowing, and digesting food. Alimentation also encompasses the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

edu/~ anthro/grad/food Studies/ Institut European d'Histoire et des Cultures de l' Alimentation, ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1I1M3E1N1T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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