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pablum

noun

Pablum

noun

Etymology summary

(in the sense "food"): from Latin, from the stem of pascere "to feed"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

pabulum | food [synonym, sense-specific] | aliment [synonym, sense-specific] | nourishment [synonym, sense-specific] | sustenance [synonym, sense-specific] | refection [similar, sense-specific] | candy [near antonym, sense-specific] | fluff [near antonym, sense-specific] | pablum [near antonym, sense-specific] | ...

"food" ; especially, a suspension or solution of nutrients in a state suitable for absorption | intellectual sustenance | something (as writing or ... (21 of 88 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

pablum | pabulum

Syllabification: (pab┬Ělum) | bland or insipid intellectual fare, entertainment, etc.; pap. (10 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pablum

American Heritage Dictionary:

pablum | Pablum

Trite, insipid, or simplistic writing, speech, or conceptualization | A trademark used for a bland soft cereal for infants. (18 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

pablum

Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing. (9 of 21 words, 1 usage example)

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Pablum

A cereal brand for infants made from wheat, oat and cornmeal. (11 of 13 words)

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Wikipedia:

Pablum

a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word pabulum, which means "foodstuff." The name had long been used in botany and medicine to refer to... (42 of 459 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

Pablum [trademark]

a cereal food for infants, developed in Canada (8 of 197 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pablum

Random House Dictionary:

Pablum

[trademark] a brand of soft, bland cereal for infants. | "pablum": trite, naive, or simplistic ideas or writings; intellectual pap. (19 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pablum

New World Dictionary:

Pablum [United States]

a soft, bland cereal food for infants | any oversimplified or tasteless writing, ideas, etc. (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

pablum | pabulum

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: (in the sense "food"): from Latin, from the stem of pascere "to feed"

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Merriam-Webster:

pablum

First use: 1932

Origin: Pablum, a trademark for an infant cereal

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Wiktionary:

pablum

Origin: Latin pābulum ("nourishment").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pablum

Pablum

Origin: Trademark name 1932.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pablum

pabulum | pabula [plural] | pabulums [plural]

Origin: Latin pābulum ("food, nourishment"), from pāscō ("I feed, nourish").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pabulum

New World Dictionary:

Pablum [United States]

Origin: contraction from "pabulum"

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pabulum

Origin: Latin: see "food"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

pablum

Origin: From "Pablum".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pablum

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Pablum [trademark]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Pablum"

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the Free Dictionary:

Pablum

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Pablum"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Pablum"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Pablum" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pablum

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pablum"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pablum​01 word=pablum

YourDictionary Audio:

Pablum

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Pablum" by speech synthesizer

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