alimentation [ al-uh-men-tey-shuhn ]
1. nourishment; nutrition.
2. maintenance; support.
3. addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé. Compare ablation (def. 2).
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WORDS RELATED TO ALIMENTATION
nutrition, food, subsistence, support, nutriment, sustenance, maintenance, livelihood, bread, bread and butter
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Origin: First recorded in 1580–90, alimentation is from the Medieval Latin word alimentātiōn- (stem of alimentātiō). See aliment, -ation
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIMENTATION
This divergence is shown, first, in the method of alimentation.
CREATIVE EVOLUTION|HENRI BERGSON
In the alimentation of armies scientific principles must not be disregarded.
MARTYRIA|AUGUSTUS C. HAMLIN
The history of the alimentation of Paris might be made the subject of an entire volume.
OLD AND NEW PARIS, V. 2|HENRY SUTHERLAND EDWARDS
Like the respiration, the alimentation ought to be watched by the singer.
THE VOICE|FRANK E. MILLER
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