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bottle-feed

[ bot-l-feed ]
/ 藞b蓲t l藢fid /
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verb (used with object), bot路tle-fed, bot路tle-feed路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), bot路tle-fed, bot路tle-feed路ing.
to feed an infant or young animal from a nursing bottle.
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Origin of bottle-feed

First recorded in 1860鈥65
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British Dictionary definitions for bottle-feed

bottle-feed

verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed
to feed (a baby) with milk from a bottle instead of breast-feeding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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