from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun In physiology, the act of taking food, particularly the more solid kinds.
- noun Any chemical operation that gives a substance consistency and solidity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of taking food.
- noun (Alchemy) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.
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- noun obsolete The act of taking
- noun obsolete, alchemy The operation of
feedingthe contents of the cruciblewith fresh material.
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Latin cibatio, from cibare to feed.
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