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Definition of "alimentary" []

  • Concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion. (adjective)
  • Providing nourishment. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alimentary" in a sentence
  • "Let us call the alimentary ingestion A, and the parenteral injection P."
  • "It should be understood that the term alimentary anaphylaxis does not signify anaphylaxis by alimentary substances but anaphylaxis by the introduction of the anaphylactizing substance by way of the digestive channels."
  • "An alimentary tract could form the basis of further evolution, then the inevitable development of a head might be plausible."