Definitions

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

  • adjective Concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion.
  • adjective Providing nourishment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to aliment or food; having the quality of nourishing: as, alimentary particles.
  • Having an apparatus for alimentation, and consequently able to feed. Huxley.
  • Concerned with the function of nutrition: as, alimentary processes.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to aliment or food, or to the function of nutrition; nutritious; alimental.
  • adjective the entire channel, extending from the mouth to the anus, by which aliments are conveyed through the body, and the useless parts ejected.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to food, nutrition or digestion
  • adjective nourishing; nutritious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or providing nourishment

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

aliment +‎ -ary

Examples

  • It should be understood that the term alimentary anaphylaxis does not signify anaphylaxis by alimentary substances but anaphylaxis by the introduction of the anaphylactizing substance by way of the digestive channels.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • Let us call the alimentary ingestion A, and the parenteral injection P.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • It requires oxygen food, light food, physical "tactile" food, hydrating water food and solid alimentary food, all as sources of nourishment.

    Vaishali: Consciousness: What You Don't Know Might Kill You

  • Since any government can only beg, borrow or steal so much subsidized bread, this alimentary welfare effectively creates artificial scarcities and informal markets that can gouge consumers who want more than their rationed quota.

    Egypt's Backward Turn

  • It requires oxygen food, light food, physical "tactile" food, hydrating water food and solid alimentary food, all as sources of nourishment.

    Vaishali: Consciousness: What You Don't Know Might Kill You

  • The citizens of the areas of Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Ayacucho, and Apurimac face extensive walks and their diets are not enough to compensate for the extreme alimentary requirements.

    Global Voices in English » Peru: Cold Temperatures Continue in Puno

  • Just like most humans prefer a sip of iced tea in the summer to molten lead forced down their alimentary tube.

    Contentment

  • The eggs of the roundworm Ascaris enter the alimentary tract of a person if raw vegetables or unboiled water are consumed.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • An alimentary tract could form the basis of further evolution, then the inevitable development of a head might be plausible.

    A Good Saturday Evening Flick

  • In the alimentary tract they develop into larvae, which force their way through the gut wall and spread through the whole body by way of the blood circulation.

    Modern Science in the Bible

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