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Victual

Definition
noun, plural: victuals
Food for sustenance or that supports human life
verb
(1) To supply or provide with food
(2) To feed on for sustenance
Supplement
Word origin: Late Latin victualia (provisions), from victus (nourishment), from vīvō (survive)
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