from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nourishing; relating to or connected with the supply of nourishment: as, “the alimentative machinery of the physiological units,” Huxley.

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  • adjective Relating to aliment
  • adjective Nutritious, nourishing.

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

  • adjective related to the supply of aliment


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  • I always took immense pains to devise the kinds of excursion that would please them best, and these never seemed to fail of their object; and I was provident and well skilled in all details of the commissariat (Chips was healthily alimentative); I was a very

    The Martian

  • The efficacy of an army, at any given moment, depends on the health of the individual soldier, and on the perfection of the machinery by which he is led and brought into action at the proper time; and, therefore, if the analogy holds good, there can be only two kinds of diseases, the one dependent on abnormal states of the physiological units, the other on perturbations of their co-ordinating and alimentative machinery.

    Science & Education

  • - food; nourishment. alimental,, adj. affording food. alimentary, adj. pertaining to food; nourishing; alimentation, n. act of feeding or being fed. alimentative, adj. nourishing.



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