alimentation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (al"u-men-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. nourishment; nutrition.
  2. maintenance; support.
  3. addition to the volume of a glacial mass, chiefly by the accumulation of ice, snow, or névé. Cf. ablation (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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