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noun

lubrication under pressure, as from a pump, used especially in internal-combustion engines.

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Origin of force feed

First recorded in 1915–20

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force-feed
[ fawrs-feed, fohrs- ]
/ ˈfɔrsˈfid, ˈfoʊrs- /

verb (used with object), force-fed, force-feed·ing.

to compel to take food, especially by means of a tube inserted into the throat: They force-fed the prisoners in the hunger strike.
to compel to absorb or assimilate: The recruits were force-fed a military attitude.

Origin of force-feed

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for force feed

force-feed

verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)

to force (a person or animal) to eat or swallow food
to force (someone) to receive opinions, propaganda, etc

noun force feed

a method of lubrication in which a pump forces oil into the bearings of an engine, etc
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