[ drip-feed ]
/ ˈdrɪpˌfid /
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Origin of drip-feed
1905–10, for earlier sense
Words nearby drip-feed
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British Dictionary definitions for drip feed
another name for drip (def. 6)
verb drip feed (tr)
to administer a solution (to someone) by means of a drip-feed
to supply information constantly but in small amounts
informal to fund (a new company) in stages rather than by injecting a large sum at its inception
a constant supply of small amounts of information
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Medical definitions for drip feed
Administration of blood, plasma, saline, or sugar solutions, usually intravenously, a drop at a time.
The device or tubes by which such a substance is administered.
The substance administered in this manner.
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