Definition of Alimentative

1. Adjective. Related to the supply of aliment.

Derivative terms: Aliment
Partainyms: Alimentation



Definition of Alimentative

1. Adjective. Relating to aliment ¹

2. Adjective. Nutritious, nourishing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alimentative

alimentariness
alimentary
alimentary apparatus
alimentary canal
alimentary canals
alimentary diabetes
alimentary glycosuria
alimentary lipaemia
alimentary osteopathy
alimentary paste
alimentary system
alimentary tract
alimentary tract smear
alimentation
alimentations
alimentative (current term)
alimentativeness
alimented
alimenting
alimentiveness
aliments
alimonied
alimonies
alimonious
alimony
alims
alinasal
aline
alineation
alineations

Literary usage of Alimentative

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1. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving by Bram Stoker (1907)
"But one and all draw alimentative substance from common sources. But he who would understand character must draw varying results from common causes. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"The ants, however, have specialized and refined on these conditions till they not only have a single marked alimentative and protective caste without ..."

3. Journal of Social Science by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, American Social Science Association, Frederick Stanley Root, Isaac Franklin Russell (1881)
"... the one dependent on abnormal states of the physiological units, the other on perturbation of the co-ordinating and alimentative machinery. ..."

4. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"Title proposed by HN Mosely for the distinction of the ordinary alimentative or mouth-bearing zooids of ..."

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