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- adj. Supplying food; nourishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Supplying food; having the quality of nourishing; furnishing the materials for natural growth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to aliment; supplying food; having the quality of nourishing; furnishing the materials for natural growth: as, chyle is alimental; alimental sap.
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- adj. of or providing nourishment
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Alternatively, a special alimental formula can also be given.
In the opening up of new countries like the United States and Australia, the railway is the literal maker of the town, in older countries it is the chief alimental channel.
No such reason can be invoked for his justification when he tells how the sun receives from earth his alimental recompense
Owing to the marked individuality which man exhibits in the selection of his food, and to the intimate relationship subsisting between food and the organism it nourishes, it is impossible to arrange the alimental substances in the strict order of their nutritive values.
In old clover the proportion of insoluble woody fibre is often so considerable as to greatly detract from the alimental value of the plant.
Gums are nutritious foods, but it is probable that they are not equal in alimental power to equal weights of starch or sugar.
Professor Frankland, in a paper published in the number of the _Philosophical Magazine_ for September, 1866, determines the relative alimental value of foods by ascertaining the quantity of heat evolved by each when burned in oxygen gas.
Its composition indicates a high nutritive power; but it is probable that its nitrogenous matters are partly in a low degree of elaboration, which greatly detracts from its alimental value.
But even plastic materials, in a high degree of organisation, present many points of difference, which greatly affect their relative alimental value; for example, many of them are naturally associated with substances possessing a disagreeable flavor: and as their separation from these substances is often practically impossible, the animal that consumes both will not assimilate the plastic matters so well as if they were endowed with a pleasant flavor.
American privilege from an American man, either governmental, ecclesiastical, civil, social or alimental, is in effect taking away his means of subsistence; and consequently, taking away his life.