aliment \AL-uh-muhnt\, noun:
1. Something that nourishes or feeds; nutriment.
2. Something that sustains a state of mind or body; sustenance.
3. To give nourishment to; to nourish or sustain.
This looks alarmingly close to "ailment", n'est-ce pas? I have to enunciate clearly (and not be a lazy Kiwi) to differentiate from "element". It's a cold, cold, crisp beautiful Saturday morning, friends; the snow on top of the hills coruscating in the morning sun. (Yeah, it doesn't roll off my tongue yet.) I need some aliment in the form of a fresh, hot coffee with low-fat (not my extremely low fat) milk.
A great start to the weekend and I hope yours will be lovely, too.