1. Something that nourishes; food.
2. Something that supports or sustains.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) al·i·ment·ed, al·i·ment·ing, al·i·ments
To supply with sustenance, such as food: required by court order to aliment the abandoned family.
[Middle English, from Latin alimentum, from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
al′i·mental (-mĕntl) adj.
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