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verb (used with object), win·ter·fed, win·ter·feed·ing.
  1. to feed (cattle, sheep, etc.) during the winter when pasturage is not available.
  2. to supply (grain, hay, etc.) to livestock in winter.
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verb (used without object), win·ter·fed, win·ter·feed·ing.
  1. to provide feed for livestock in winter: We were obliged to winterfeed through April this year.
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  1. the feed given to livestock during the winter.
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Origin of winterfeed

First recorded in 1595–1605; winter + feed
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British Dictionary definitions for winterfeed


verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed
  1. to feed (livestock) in winter when the grazing is not rich enough
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