pabulum

  • 1 pabulum — pab u*lum, n. [L., akin to pascere to pasture. See {Pastor}.] 1. The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: comestible, edible, eatable, victual, victuals. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. Hence: That… …

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  • 2 pabulum — (n.) food, 1670s, from L. pabulum fodder, food, from PIE root *pa to protect, feed (see FOOD (Cf. food)) + instrumentive suffix * dhlom. Pablum (1932), derived from this, is a trademark (Mead Johnson & Co.) for a soft, bland cereal used as a food …

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  • 3 pabulum — *food, aliment, nutriment, nourishment, sustenance, pap …

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  • 4 pabulum — [pab′yo͞o ləm, pab′yələm] n. [L: see FOOD] 1. food or sustenance 2. nourishment for the mind 3. PABLUM …

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  • 5 pabulum — /pab yeuh leuhm/, n. 1. something that nourishes an animal or vegetable organism; food; nutriment. 2. material for intellectual nourishment. 3. pablum. [1670 80; < L pabulum food, nourishment, equiv. to pa(scere) to feed (akin to FOOD) + bulum n …

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  • 6 pabulum — pab•u•lum [[t]ˈpæb yə ləm[/t]] n. 1) nut something that nourishes; food 2) intellectual nourishment 3) nut coo a soft, bland cereal for infants • Etymology: 1670–80; < L pābulum food, nourishment =pā(scere) to feed + bulum n. suffix of… …

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  • 7 pabulum — pašaras statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Natūralus, šviežias arba konservuotas augalinis ar gyvūninis produktas, iš jo pramoniniu būdu gautas produktas, taip pat šalutinis maisto produktas, skirti gyvūnams šerti tiesiogiai… …

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  • 8 pabulum — n. food, esp. for the mind (mental pabulum). Etymology: L f. pascere feed …

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  • 9 pabulum — noun Etymology: Latin, food, fodder; akin to Latin pascere to feed more at food Date: 1733 1. food; especially a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption 2. intellectual sustenance 3. something (as writing or speech) …

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  • 10 pabulum — noun a) food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals. b) material that feeds a fire …

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  • 11 pabulum — Food or nutriment. [L.] * * * pab·u·lum pab yə ləm n FOOD esp a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption …

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  • 12 pabulum — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sustenance, nutrition, diet; see food . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something fit to be eaten: aliment, bread, comestible, diet, edible, esculent, fare, food, foodstuff, meat, nourishment, nurture, nutriment,… …

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  • 13 pabulum — pab·u·lum || pæbjÉ™lÉ™m / pæbjÊŠlÉ™m n. source of nourishment for plants or animals (generally regarding lower life forms); food; intellectual nourishment (often of dull or banal content) …

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  • 14 pabulum — [ pabjʊləm] (also pablum) noun bland intellectual matter or entertainment. Origin C17 (in the sense food ): from L., from the stem of pascere to feed …

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  • 15 pabulum — n. 1. Food, aliment. 2. Fuel …

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  • 16 pabulum — pab·u·lum …

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  • 17 pabulum — /ˈpæbjələm/ (say pabyuhluhm) noun 1. that which nourishes an animal or vegetable organism; food. 2. nourishment for the mind. {Latin: food, fodder} …

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  • 18 pabulum —   n. food …

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  • 19 Acherontis pabulum — noun (Latin) (of a bad person) food for Acheron • • • Main Entry: ↑Acheron …

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  • 20 FARRAGO — Hebr. Gap desc: Hebrew, Iobi c. 6. v. 5. An rudit onager apud teneram herbam boatne Bos ad farraginem suam? Et Esaiae c. 30. v. 24. Boves etiam et aselli colentes tellurem farraginem meram comedent, quae ventilata fuerit vanno et ventilabro. Gap… …

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