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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Give nourishment to; give food to.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Give nourishment to; give food to. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Food; A source of materials to nourish the body.

Usage examples (36)
  • They were required by court order to aliment the abandoned family.
  • Its equilibrium seems never to be disturbed, or, if disturbed at all, it is immediately restored by the mutual exchange of poison for aliment, which is constantly going...
  • Added to this, the aliment which is taken at dinner time so exhausts the animal warmth, as to leave the whole body in a state of refrigeration.
  • The 'aliment' formerly granted to them, and unpaid when they seized the Bass, was to be handed over to them. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''Aliment" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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