[ 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.

Origin of breast-feed

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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-feed

breast-fed, adjectivebreast-feeding, noun
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Medicine definitions for breast-feed

[ brĕstfēd ]


To feed a baby mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
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