• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alimentiveness The instinct or faculty of appetite for food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alimentiveness Propensity to seek or take nourishment, to eat and drink: first and still chiefly used by phrenologists.
    • n alimentiveness The organ of the brain that is said to communicate the pleasure which arises from eating and drinking, and which prompts the taking of nourishment. Its supposed seat is in the region of the zygomatic fossa. See phrenology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Alimentiveness (phrenol.) desire for food or drink
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. alimentum—alĕre, to nourish.


In literature:

We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
I threw myself with avidity upon these humble aliments.
"The Monk; a romance" by M. G. Lewis
This creature lived to manhood and both heads were utilized in alimentation.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Borri endeavoured, by every means in his power, to find aliment for this good opinion.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Blood flows, the aliment of new madness.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
A grocer purchased the preserved aliments; an apothecary what remained of the medicaments.
"Tartarin of Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
Ah, but just look and see what a bump of Alimentiveness!
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called BRIT is to be found, the aliment of the right whale.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Aristotle says that, if the world be nourished, it will likewise be dissolved; but it requires no aliment, and will therefore be eternal.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch

In poetry:

Amongst the various fish that swim the sea,
Beasts of the wood, or reptiles of the earth,
God never made a single mouth, but He
Prepar'd its aliment before its birth :
"A Grace, Before Supper" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Hermes aliment usually advertise a avant-garde ambit of equipment.
The chief executive of Alimentation Couche -Tard got into a testy exchange with some shareholders at its annual meeting Friday over the convenience store giant's anti-unionization stance.
Valero Energy's retail business may be too big for Alimentation Couche -Tard to acquire unless it is broken up into smaller pieces, says an industry analyst.
Alimentation Couche -Tard Inc.'s $2.8-billion takeover of Scandinavian convenience store operator Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA has taken a bite out first-quarter profit.
New York City Alimentation Couche -Tard has given up its months-long battle to acquire Casey's General Stores.
Ankeny, Iowa Casey's General Stores said Tuesday that it sent a letter to Alimentation Couche -Tard maintaining that the Canadian c-store giant's takeover offer is too low, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Laval, Quebec, Canada Alimentation Couche -Tard reported Tuesday record net income of $129.5 million for its fiscal first quarter, up 42.2% over last year's period earnings of $91.1 million.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc will divest about 75 of its Circle K stores in the coming months.
MONTREAL — The Salon International de l'Alimentation Canada, better known as SIAL Canada, will be home to the preliminary judging for this year's SIAL d'Or competition when the international food-product show takes place here next month.
Many common aliments that Dr Merrell says he sees are caused by stress, fatigue and poor nutrition.
More Statoil shareholders accept Alimentation Couche-Tard's tender offer as of Tuesday.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc has increased its offer for Casey's General Stores Inc to $36.75 per share in an effort to persuade shareholders to back its takeover.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s $2.8-billion takeover of Scandinavian convenience store operator Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA has taken a bite out first-quarter profit.
Following an unsolicited proposal from Alimentation Couche-Tard, Casey's General Stores stock grew 20.7% to $38.10 in premarket trading Monday after the company unanimously rejected the offer, The Street reported.