Cibation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cibation The act of taking food. "From dance to sweet repast they turn."
    • Cibation (Alchemy) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cibation In alchemy, the act of adding to the matter in preparation fresh substances, to supply the waste of evaporation, etc.: the seventh process in alchemy.
    • n cibation In physiology, the act of taking food, particularly the more solid kinds.
    • n cibation Any chemical operation that gives a substance consistency and solidity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cibatio, fr. cibare, to feed

Usage

In literature:

CIBATION, adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
Because o' your fermentation and cibation?
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
CIBATION, adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
CIBATION, adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
CIBATION, adding fresh substances to supply the waste of evaporation.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
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