Cibation Ci*ba"tion, n. [L. cibatio, fr. cibare to feed.] 1. The act of taking food. [1913 Webster]

2. (Alchemy) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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