Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to nourishment or sustenance.
healthy, health-giving, healthful, good, good for one, beneficial, sustaining, strengthening, nutritious, nourishing, full of nourishment, full of nutrients, nutritive, unrefinedView synonyms
- ‘Mammalian examples are the intertwining of the alimentary and digestive systems or the reproductive and excretory systems, which often require medical intervention.’
- ‘This eroded appearance might be due to a period of exposure before burial; alternatively, it might have been produced by passage through the alimentary tract of some predator or scavenger.’
- ‘While some of these patients may require parenteral nutrition, use of the alimentary tract with tube feeding is cheaper and has less adverse effects.’
- ‘You may be sure that, given David's recent alimentary travails, I shall be examining whatever he gives me next with especial care.’
- ‘Their work is so thorough that in the areas in which they live almost all the soil to a depth of many centimetres has passed through the alimentary tract of an earthworm at some time.’
- ‘Total parenteral nutrition is a preparation of nutrients given via intravenous infusion to patients, of any age, who cannot feed normally through the alimentary tract.’
- ‘Indeed, the visitors enact the alimentary behavior of the oasis dwellers, but in so doing, they experience their own civilized difference from and advantage over the ‘natives.’’
- ‘Other cancers which have been reported include those from the alimentary tract.’
- ‘A foregut-fermenting alimentary system independently originated in these organisms to facilitate the digestion of the cellulose-rich food.’
- ‘Among the alimentary tract lesions for which HIV may play a direct pathogenic role are idiopathic ulcers of the esophagus and rectum.’
- ‘Serositis was always accompanied by moderate-to-severe infection of the alimentary tract, and morphologic evidence suggested dissemination through efferent lymphatics.’
- ‘The plate section at the end contains illustrations of the alimentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and urogenital systems.’
- ‘Some researchers believe antibiotics should be administered when a procedure involves entering the alimentary tract, and others believe this is not necessary.’
- ‘Similarly, at the upper end of the alimentary tract, rigid instruments were used for the examination of the oesophagus and for the stomach.’
- ‘Though these organisms may also be found as normal flora of alimentary tract, data supporting this contention are lacking.’
- ‘The main sections include basic tissues and cell biology, protective organ systems of the body, blood circulatory organ systems, alimentary organ systems, endocrine organ systems, and reproductive organ systems.’
- ‘One of the most important considerations in an adult presenting with a lump in the neck is that the mass may represent a metastatic deposit from a primary cancer, often but not always in the upper respiratory or alimentary tract.’
- ‘Delirium and dementia may arise from brain metastases, which usually originate from lung cancer but also from tumours of the breast and alimentary tract and melanomas.’
- ‘Furthermore, the ubiquitous plesiomorphic fish alimentary tract with an acidic stomach and relatively short intestine is adequate for the digestion of algae.’
- ‘They are based on the idea that enzymes are able to pass through alimentary tract without losing their natural activity.’
Late 16th century: from Latin alimentarius, from alimentum nourishment (see aliment).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.