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winterfeed

[ win-ter-feed ]
/ 藞w瑟n t蓹r藢fid /
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verb (used with object), win路ter路fed, win路ter路feed路ing.
to feed (cattle, sheep, etc.) during the winter when pasturage is not available.
to supply (grain, hay, etc.) to livestock in winter.
verb (used without object), win路ter路fed, win路ter路feed路ing.
to provide feed for livestock in winter: We were obliged to winterfeed through April this year.
noun
the feed given to livestock during the winter.
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Origin of winterfeed

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

winterfeed
/ (藞w瑟nt蓹藢fi藧d) /

verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed
to feed (livestock) in winter when the grazing is not rich enough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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