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English noun: alimentation

1. alimentation (food) a source of materials to nourish the body

Synonymsaliment, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals

Broader (hypernym)food, nutrient

Narrower (hyponym)course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, wheat germ

2. alimentation (act) the act of supplying food and nourishment


Broader (hypernym)provision, supply, supplying

Narrower (hyponym)forced feeding, gavage, hyperalimentation, infant feeding, intravenous feeding, IV, lactation, overfeeding, spoonfeeding, suckling, total parenteral nutrition, TPN

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