- to nurse or feed (an infant or young animal) with milk or other nourishment from a nursing bottle.
- to nurture or teach with exaggerated care: We had to bottle-feed the new salesman on how to make door-to-door calls.
- to feed an infant or young animal from a nursing bottle.
Origin of bottle-feed
First recorded in 1860–65
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Related Words for bottle-feedfeed, nourish, cradle, nurture, suckle, suck, wet-nurse, lactate, dry-nurse, bottle-feed, breast-feed
- to feed (a baby) with milk from a bottle instead of breast-feeding
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