• WordNet 3.6
    • n alimentation the act of supplying food and nourishment
    • n alimentation a source of materials to nourish the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alimentation State or mode of being nourished.
    • Alimentation The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alimentation The act or power of affording nutriment.
    • n alimentation The state or process of being nourished; mode of, or condition in regard to, nourishment.
    • n alimentation The providing or supplying with the necessaries of life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Alimentation the act or state of nourishing or of being nourished
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. alimentation, LL. alimentatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. alimentum—alĕre, to nourish.


In literature:

Spear-alimentrix: from the v. ala, to aliment, to nourish.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 30, 1841" by Various
Now am I willing, if successful, to give all to purchase her a purer aliment.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
A thousand motives will of the earth which, refuses him aliment, excite them thereto.
"A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the Affairs of North America, in Which the Mistakes in the Abbe's Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected and Cleared Up" by Thomas Paine
But it seems our bodies by long habit cease to obey the stimulus of the aliment, which should support us.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Prepared in different ways, according to tribe and latitude, these two products constitute a valuable aliment.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
Rich in itself, like elemental fire, Whose pureness does no aliment require.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
It is the ordering of a succession in such a manner that the crops will tax the soil for mineral aliments in a different manner.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
So she had the felicity of eating a cutlet in the presence of her love, but received no aliment for her heart-hunger.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
Their hatred against Great Britain, having lately received from that nation new cause and new aliment, has taken a new spring.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson

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.