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.

Aliments of thei sloth and weakness. Bacon.

2.

An allowance for maintenance.

[Scot.]

 

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Al"i*ment, v. t.

1.

To nourish; to support.

2.

To provide for the maintenance of.

[Scot.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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