Etymology
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aliment (n.)

"food, nutriment," late 15c., from Latin alimentum "nourishment," in plural, "food, provisions," from alere "to suckle, nourish" (from PIE root *al- (2) "to grow, nourish"). Related: Alimental.

updated on September 16, 2022

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Definitions of aliment from WordNet
1
aliment (v.)
give nourishment to;
Synonyms: nutrify / nourish
2
aliment (n.)
a source of materials to nourish the body;
Synonyms: nutriment / nourishment / nutrition / sustenance / alimentation / victuals
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