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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aliment  \Al"i*ment\,  n.  [L.  alimentum  fr  alere  to  nourish; 
  akin  to  Goth.  alan  to  grow,  Icel.  ala  to  nourish:  cf  F. 
  aliment.  See  {Old}.] 
  1.  That  which  nourishes;  food;  nutriment;  anything  which 
  feeds  or  adds  to  a  substance  in  natural  growth.  Hence:  The 
  necessaries  of  life  generally:  sustenance;  means  of 
  support. 
 
  Aliments  of  their  sloth  and  weakness.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  An  allowance  for  maintenance.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aliment  \Al"i*ment\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  nourish;  to  support. 
 
  2.  To  provide  for  the  maintenance  of  [Scot.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aliment 
  n  :  a  source  of  nourishment  [syn:  {nutriment},  {nourishment},  {sustenance}, 
  {alimentation},  {victuals}] 
  v  :  give  nourishment  to  [syn:  {nutrify},  {nourish}] 




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