pabulum definition

  • noun:
    • A substance that provides nutrition; meals.
    • Insipid intellectual nutrition: "TV . . . gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” ( Richard Corliss).
    • meals or fodder, specially that taken in by flowers or creatures.
    • material that feeds a fire.
    • meals for idea.
    • dull intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of terms.
    • The ways nutriment to creatures or flowers; food; nutrition.
    • what nourishes or sustains, such as gasoline for a fire
    • Trite or simplistic writing, sentiments, etc.; pablum{3}.
    • Food, in the widest sense; aliment; nutriment; what nourishes an animal or vegetable system; by expansion, that which nourishes or aids any actual process, as fuel for a fire.
    • For this reason, food for thought; intellectual or religious nutrition or support.
    • insipid intellectual nourishment
    • any compound which can be used as food

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