Definition of hyperalimentation in English:

hyperalimentation

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Artificial supply of nutrients, typically intravenously.

    • ‘Intravenous hyperalimentation may be required until the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.’
    • ‘She gradually improved with conservative therapy using broad spectrum antibiotics and parenteral hyperalimentation.’
    • ‘Nasogastric tubes are rarely necessary, and parenteral hyperalimentation is fraught with potential complications.’
    • ‘If surgery cannot safely be postponed, parenteral or enteral hyperalimentation should be started.’
    • ‘It is also associated with prior surgery, trauma, diabetes mellitus and in patients receiving intravenous hyperalimentation.’

Pronunciation:

hyperalimentation

/ˌhʌɪpəralɪmɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/