Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. In physiology, the act of taking food, particularly the more solid kinds.
- n. Any chemical operation that gives a substance consistency and solidity.
- n. obsolete The act of taking food.
- n. obsolete, alchemy The operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of taking food.
- n. (Alchemy) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.
- Latin cibatio, from cibare to feed. (Wiktionary)
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