Definition of alimentative in English:

alimentative

adjective

  • 1Alimentary.

  • 2Of or relating to the appetite for food and drink, or to eating and drinking; alimentive.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Harvey (1578–1657), physician and discoverer of the circulation of the blood. From post-classical Latin alimentativus from alimentat-, past participial stem of alimentare + classical Latin -īvus.

Pronunciation

alimentative

/ˌalɪˈmɛntətɪv/