from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of grazing or foraging; the act of feeding or of procuring food to eat.
  • noun Same as pabulum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of feeding, or providing food.
  • noun obsolete Food; fodder; pabulum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, rare The act of eating or feeding.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From pābulātiōn-, the stem of the Classical Latin pābulātiō ("action of collecting fodder or food; foraging"), from pābulor ("eat fodder, graze; collect fodder, forage"), from pābulum ("food, fodder"); compare the Middle French pabulation ("action of providing oneself with forage").


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