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[ fee-ding ]


  1. the act of a person or thing that feeds.
  2. an instance of eating or of taking or being given nourishment.
  3. grazing land.

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Other Words From

  • non·feeding adjective
  • un·feeding adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of feeding1

before 900; Middle English feding, Old English fēding. See feed, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

The Feeder Robot features BPA-free construction, anti-jam technology, a plastic feeding bowl, and an onboard backup battery so you’ll never have to sacrifice certainty for automated convenience.

A lot of these characteristic features of early tetrapod feeding could have evolved in water for the sake of feeding in water.

She has doubts about the comparison to shark feeding methods and diet based solely on the tooth shape, though, because of fundamental differences between how sharks and mosasaurs bite prey.

He feeds her through a feeding tube and helps her suction saliva, because she can’t swallow it.

Their portable sidewalk tables are a part of downtown Washington’s landscape, and many of them are career vendors, feeding and housing their families for decades, one metal button and polyester flag at a time.

Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”

He did not mention rectal feeding, but perhaps he was not fully briefed.

At least five detainees were subjected to “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration,” without any documented medical need.

One detainee was bent over for a rectal feeding that involved Ensure, the protein shake.

Louisa also devotes much of her time to feeding underprivileged children in the desolate Kurland Village in South Africa.

Three immatures were collected and adults were seen feeding young fledglings at Pisté.

One of the little girls in pigtails was holding him, while Miss Anne administered the feeding-bottle.

But he soon got over his fear, and was so busy feeding the elephant, that his papa had to coax him away.

A small kangaroo was seen by Mr. Cunningham feeding upon the grass, but fled the moment that it saw him approaching.

I visited this nest several times, and saw the old bird feeding her young.





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