aliment


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aliment \Al"i*ment\, v. t.
   1. To nourish; to support.
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   2. To provide for the maintenance of. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aliment \Al"i*ment\, n. [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish;
   akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F.
   aliment. See Old.]
   1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which
      feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The
      necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of
      support.
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            Aliments of their sloth and weakness. --Bacon.
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   2. An allowance for maintenance. [Scot.]
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