breast-feed

[ brest-feed ]
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verb (used with object),breast-fed, breast-feed·ing.
  1. to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle.

verb (used without object),breast-fed, breast-feed·ing.
  1. (of a baby) to nurse.

  2. to nurse a baby.

Origin of breast-feed

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First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for breast-feed

breast-feed

verb-feeds, -feeding or -fed
  1. to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast; suckle

Derived forms of breast-feed

  • breast-fed, adjective
  • breast-feeding, noun

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