breast-feed

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

Origin of breast-feed

First recorded in 1900–05
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Contemporary Examples of breast-feed

  • When you work hard and breast-feed, it gives you your shape back.

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  • If you had had only one child, would you have chosen to breast-feed?

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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 Formsbreast-fed, adjectivebreast-feeding, noun
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breast-feed in Medicine

breast-feed

[brĕstfēd]
v.
  1. To feed a baby mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
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