hand-feed

[ hand-feed ]
/ ˈhændˈfid /

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

Agriculture. to feed (animals) with apportioned amounts at regular intervals.Compare self-feed.
to feed (an animal or person) by hand: The students hand-fed the baby monkeys with an eyedropper.

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Origin of hand-feed

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for handfeed

handfeed
/ (ˈhændˌfiːd) /

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

to feed (a person or an animal) by hand
agriculture to give food to (poultry or livestock) in fixed amounts and at fixed times, rather than use a self-feeding system
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