addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé.
Compare (def 2).
For this reason many new trees spring up in groups, obtaining their first alimentation from the dissolution of the corpse.
My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Like the respiration, the alimentation ought to be watched by the singer.
The Voice Frank E. Miller
By the way, I learned a few things in an experimental process about the great subject of alimentation.
Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
In the alimentation of armies scientific principles must not be disregarded.
Martyria Augustus C. Hamlin
alimentation must be severely controlled by the physician, and the tolerance and effects constantly watched.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Lean meats, acid fruits, and the weak alkaline mineral waters should be the basis of a proper system of alimentation.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
This is the first proof of the importance of fatty matters for the alimentation of babes.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883 Various
In the beginning, the instincts of animals are confined to alimentation, self-protection, and the multiplication of their species.
The Lair of the White Worm Bram Stoker
These need too active an alimentation to develop and fructify in so petty a colony as Irkutsk.
From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows Victor Meignan
As already stated, the pharynx is common to the functions of both respiration and alimentation.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
alimentation al·i·men·ta·tion (āl’ə-měn-tā’shən)
The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
that which nourishes; nutriment; food. that which sustains; means of support. to sustain; support. Historical Examples He would eat almost every thing that was offered, but preferred dry and ripe fruits to all other aliments. Buffon’s Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon The section of the pneumo-gastric nerves does not […]
Law. an allowance paid to a person by that person’s spouse or former spouse for maintenance, granted by a court upon a legal separation or a divorce or while action is pending. supply of the means of living; maintenance. Contemporary Examples Peter Lanza gave his ex-wife custody and a good financial settlement, but alimony is […]
alinasal alinasal al·i·na·sal (āl’ə-nā’zəl, ā’lə-) adj. Relating to the flaring portions of the nostrils.