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feeding

 
Noun feeding has 2 senses
  1. eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
    --1 is a kind of consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    --1 has parts: chew, chewing, mastication, manduction
    --1 has particulars:
     bite, chomp; browse, browsing; coprophagy, coprophagia; dining; engorgement; feasting, banqueting; geophagy, geophagia, pica; graze, grazing; lunching; repletion, surfeit; supping; tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustation; necrophagia, necrophagy; omophagia; scatophagy
    Derived form: verb feed6
  2. feeding, alimentation - the act of supplying food and nourishment
    --2 is a kind of provision, supply, supplying
    --2 has particulars:
     suckling, lactation; infant feeding; forced feeding, gavage; intravenous feeding, IV; overfeeding; spoonfeeding; total parenteral nutrition, TPN, hyperalimentation
    Derived forms: verb feed1, verb feed2
Verb feed has 11 senses
  1. feed - provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
    --1 is one way to
    provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived form: noun feeding2
    Sample sentence:
    They feed the animals
  2. feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
    --2 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Antonyms: starve, famish
    Derived forms: noun feeder4, noun feeding2
    Sample sentences:
    They feed the food to the people
    They feed the people the food
  3. feed - feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
    --3 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived form: noun feeder3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. feed, feed in - introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor"
    --4 is one way to insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
    Derived form: noun feeder4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s something with something
  5. feed - support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
    --5 is one way to
    promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. feed, eat - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
    --6 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun feed1, noun feeder2, noun feeding1
    Sample sentence:
    The animals feed
  7. feed - serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
    --7 is one way to
    provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived form: noun feed1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. run, flow, feed, course - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
    --8 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  9. prey, feed - profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
    --9 is one way to exploit, work
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  10. feed, feast - gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
    --10 is one way to regale, treat
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
  11. fertilize, fertilise, feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
    --11 is one way to enrich
    Sample sentence:
    They feed the trees
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