alimentar


alimentar
v.
1 to feed (dar comida).
tengo cinco hijos que alimentar I've got five kids to feed
La madre alimenta al chico The mother feeds the boy.
La bandeja alimenta la impresora The tray feeds the printer.
2 to feed.
la lectura alimenta el espíritu reading improves your mind
3 to fuel.
4 to be nourishing.
los garbanzos alimentan mucho chickpeas are very nutritious
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alimentar
verbo transitivo
1 (dar alimento) to feed
2 (mantener) to keep, support
con su trabajo alimenta a toda su familia he works to keep the whole family
3 figurado (alentar) to encourage, foster, nurture; (pasiones) to feed, fuel, nurture
4 (uso técnico) to feed
verbo intransitivo
1 (servir de alimento) to nourish, be nutritious
la verdura alimenta mucho vegetables are very nutritious
verbo pronominal alimentarse
1 to live (de/con, on)
se alimenta de patatas he lives on potatoes
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verb
1) to feed
2) be nutritious
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1. VT
1) (=dar de comer a) to feed

alimentan el ganado con piensos — they feed the cattle with animal fodder

tengo una familia que alimentar — I've got a family to feed

2) (=nutrir) to be nutritious o nourishing

la comida rápida no te alimenta nada — fast food is not at all nutritious o nourishing

3) [+ imaginación] to fire, fuel; [+ esperanzas, pasiones] to feed, fuel; [+ sentimiento, idea] to foster

ese tipo de comentario alimenta el rencor — that sort of remark fosters resentment

sus historias alimentaron mi deseo de ir a Perú — her stories strengthened o fuelled my desire to go to Peru

4) [+ hoguera, horno doméstico, fuego] to feed, add fuel to; [+ horno industrial] to stoke

el operario alimenta la máquina de o con combustible — the operator feeds fuel into the machine

5) (Elec) to supply
2.
VI to be nutritious, be nourishing

esta comida no alimenta nada — this food is not at all nutritious o nourishing

- huele que alimenta
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (nutrir) <persona/animal> to feed

los alimentan con piensos — they are fed on pellets

estas tierras alimentaron a mi familia — my family lived off this land

2) <ilusión/esperanza> to nurture, cherish; <ego> to boost

alimentar el odio entre dos países — to fuel the hatred between two countries

3) <máquina/motor> to feed; <caldera> to stoke

algodón para alimentar la industria textil — cotton to supply the textile industry

2.
alimentar vi to be nourishing
3.
alimentarse v pron <persona/animal> to feed oneself

no se alimenta bien — he doesn't eat right (AmE) o (BrE) properly

alimentarse con or de algo — to live on something

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= feed, fuel, nurture, nourish, stoke.
Ex. The computer merely needs to be fed with the source documents and their citation, and with the appropriate software, will generate the indexes.
Ex. This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.
Ex. Studying the leisure reading preferences of teens can help library media specialists develop collections and programs that nurture a lifelong love of reading.
Ex. The library's mission must be further nourished and refined, for philosophy is not an idle pastime -- it is a foundation and rationale for human endeavor.
Ex. The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
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* alimentar a la fuerza = force-feed.
* alimentar datos = populate.
* alimentar el espíritu = refresh + the spirit.
* alimentar el odio = fuel + hatred.
* alimentar la esperanza = nurture + hope.
* alimentarse = graze (on).
* alimentarse de = thrive on, feast on, prey on/upon.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (nutrir) <persona/animal> to feed

los alimentan con piensos — they are fed on pellets

estas tierras alimentaron a mi familia — my family lived off this land

2) <ilusión/esperanza> to nurture, cherish; <ego> to boost

alimentar el odio entre dos países — to fuel the hatred between two countries

3) <máquina/motor> to feed; <caldera> to stoke

algodón para alimentar la industria textil — cotton to supply the textile industry

2.
alimentar vi to be nourishing
3.
alimentarse v pron <persona/animal> to feed oneself

no se alimenta bien — he doesn't eat right (AmE) o (BrE) properly

alimentarse con or de algo — to live on something

* * *
= feed, fuel, nurture, nourish, stoke.

Ex: The computer merely needs to be fed with the source documents and their citation, and with the appropriate software, will generate the indexes.

Ex: This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.
Ex: Studying the leisure reading preferences of teens can help library media specialists develop collections and programs that nurture a lifelong love of reading.
Ex: The library's mission must be further nourished and refined, for philosophy is not an idle pastime -- it is a foundation and rationale for human endeavor.
Ex: The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
* alimentar a la fuerza = force-feed.
* alimentar datos = populate.
* alimentar el espíritu = refresh + the spirit.
* alimentar el odio = fuel + hatred.
* alimentar la esperanza = nurture + hope.
* alimentarse = graze (on).
* alimentarse de = thrive on, feast on, prey on/upon.

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alimentar [A1 ]
vt
A (nutrir) ‹persona/animal› to feed
tengo tres hijos que alimentar I have three children to feed
alimentan a los animales con piensos the animals are fed on pellets
estas tierras alimentaron a mi familia durante generaciones my family lived off this land for generations, this land supported my family for generations
Extremadura alimentó durante largo tiempo este flujo emigratorio for a long time Extremadura contributed to o fed this flow of emigrants
B
1 ‹ilusión/esperanza› to nurture, cherish
varios años de enfrentamiento alimentaron el odio entre los dos bandos several years of confrontation fueled the hatred between the two sides
alimentó mi curiosidad con aquella historia the story she told fed my curiosity
2 ‹ego› to boost
contribuyó a alimentar su ego it helped to boost his ego
C ‹máquina/motor› to feed; ‹caldera› to stoke
algodón para alimentar la industria textil cotton to supply the textile industry, cotton for the textile industry
■ alimentar
vi
to be nourishing
alimentarse
v pron
«persona/animal» to feed oneself
este chico no se alimenta bien this boy doesn't feed himself o eat right (AmE), this boy doesn't feed himself o eat properly (BrE)
alimentarse CON or DE algo to live ON sth
se alimenta con frutas y verduras she lives on fruit and vegetables
se alimenta de energía solar it runs on solar energy
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alimentar (conjugate alimentar) verbo transitivo
1persona/animalto feed
2
a)ilusión/esperanzato nurture, cherish;

egoto boost
b)odio/pasiónto fuel

3máquina/motorto feed;
calderato stoke
verbo intransitivo
to be nourishing
alimentarse verbo pronominal [persona/animal] to feed oneself;
alimentarse con or de algo to live on sth
alimentar
I verbo transitivo
1 (dar de comer) to feed
2 fig (fomentar un sentimiento) to nourish
3 Inform to feed
Téc to supply
II vt & vi (ser nutritivo) to be nutritious
'alimentar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
mantener
- suero
English:
feed
- nourish
- support
- bottle
- force
- fuel
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alimentar
vt
1. [dar comida] to feed;
alimentan a los tigres con carne they feed the tigers meat;
tengo cinco hijos que alimentar I've got five kids to feed;
el hijo mayor trabaja y alimenta a toda la familia the eldest son goes to work so that the whole family can eat
2. [dar energía, material] to feed;
la lectura alimenta el espíritu reading improves your mind;
esa actitud alimenta la intolerancia that attitude fuels intolerance;
trabajar con él le ha alimentado el ego working with him has boosted her ego
3. [motor, coche] to fuel;
[caldera] to stoke;
alimentar una batería to charge o recharge a battery
vi
[nutrir] to be nourishing;
los garbanzos alimentan mucho chickpeas are very nutritious
See also the pronominal verb alimentarse
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alimentar
I v/t tb TÉC, fig
feed; EL power
II v/i be nourishing
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alimentar vt
1) nutrir: to feed, to nourish
2) mantener: to support (a family)
3) fomentar: to nurture, to foster
See also the reflexive verb alimentarse
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alimentar vb
1. (dar alimento) to feed [pt. & pp. fed]
las aves alimentan a sus crías en el nido birds feed their young in the nest
2. (mantener) to keep [pt. & pp. kept] / to support
no gana suficiente para alimentar a su familia he doesn't earn enough to support his family
3. (servir de alimento) to be good for you
la verdura alimenta mucho vegetables are very good for you

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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