Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having nutrients; nourishing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nutritive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Nutritive; nourishing.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin alibilis, from alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1650–1660: from Latin alibilis, from alō ("feed, nourish") + -ibilis ("-ible").

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  • nutritive

    March 12, 2009

  • JM is liable to be nourished by words such as 'alible'.

    May 3, 2010