Victual – 1. Food 2. To supply with food.
(Pronounced vitt-uhl – rhymes with little)
They were given vitamins because they were little (victual), as well as their normal food. Their owners also needed to supply food more often for them.
Examples of victual in a sentence (food)
The dog eats the victuals in his bowl and then begs for our food at dinnertime.
Although they had promised to serve victuals, there was no food in sight on the day of their event.
Mrs Jenkins could not bear to see good victuals wasted.
Examples of victual in a sentence (to supply with food)
In 1206 he helped victual the fleet in preparation for the campaign in Gascony.
He became a member of a catering syndicate that was engaged in victualling the navy.
And those officers provided victual for King Solomon, and for all that came unto King Solomon's table.