Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of taking food.
  • n. The operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of taking food.
  • n. The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.

from The 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.

Etymologies

Latin cibatio, from cibare to feed. (Wiktionary)

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