alimentation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alimentation.

Noun[edit]

alimentation (countable and uncountable, plural alimentations)

  1. (law) Alimony.
  2. (biology) Nourishment, as a process or as a substance.
  3. A French delicatessen.

Usage notes[edit]

The term is restricted to technical usage in English, unlike in its source language French, where alimentation is a commonplace word for "food".

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alimenter +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alimentation f (plural alimentations)

  1. feeding
  2. food
  3. power supply

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

alimentation f (plural alimentations)

  1. nourishment; alimentation