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