from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of eating or feeding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of feeding, or providing food.
- n. Food; fodder; pabulum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of grazing or foraging; the act of feeding or of procuring food to eat.
- n. Same as pabulum.
From pābulātiōn-, the stem of the Classical Latin pābulātiō ("action of collecting fodder or food; foraging"), from pābulor ("eat fodder, graze; collect fodder, forage"), from pābulum ("food, fodder"); compare the Middle French pabulation ("action of providing oneself with forage"). (Wiktionary)