[ brest-feed ]
/ ˈbrɛstˌfid /
verb (used with object), breast-fed, breast-feed·ing.
to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle.
verb (used without object), breast-fed, breast-feed·ing.
(of a baby) to nurse.
to nurse a baby.
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Origin of breast-feed
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby breast-feed
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Example sentences from the Web for breast-feed
When you work hard and breast-feed, it gives you your shape back.
If you had had only one child, would you have chosen to breast-feed?
If you had had only one child would you have chosen to breast-feed?
British Dictionary definitions for breast-feed
verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed
to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast; suckle
Derived forms of breast-feedbreast-fed, adjectivebreast-feeding, noun
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Medical definitions for breast-feed
[ brĕst′fēd ]
To feed a baby mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
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