feeding

Definitions of feeding
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n the act of consuming food

Synonyms:
eating
Types:
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mycophagy
the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
bite, chomp
the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
browse, browsing
the act of feeding by continual nibbling
coprophagia, coprophagy
eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
dining
the act of eating dinner
engorgement
eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
banqueting, feasting
eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
graze, grazing
the act of grazing
lunching
the act of eating lunch
repletion, surfeit
eating until excessively full
supping
ingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
degustation, relishing, savoring, savouring, tasting
taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
necrophagia, necrophagy
feeding on corpses or carrion
omophagia
the eating of raw food
scatophagy
the eating of excrement or other filth
munch
a large bite
Dutch treat
a dinner where each person pays for his own
nibble
gentle biting
nip, pinch
a small sharp bite or snip
Type of:
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

n the act of supplying food and nourishment

Synonyms:
alimentation
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lactation, suckling
feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
infant feeding
feeding an infant
forced feeding, gavage
feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
IV, intravenous feeding
administration of nutrients through a vein
overfeeding
excessive feeding
spoonfeeding
feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
TPN, hyperalimentation, total parenteral nutrition
administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
demand feeding
feeding a baby or animal whenever it shows a need
nasogastric feeding
feeding consisting of delivering liquid nutrients through a tube passing through the nose and into the stomach
gastrogavage
feeding a nutrient solution into the stomach through a tube through a surgically created opening
breast feeding, nursing
nourishing at the breast
schedule feeding
feeding a baby or animal according to a fixed schedule (e.g., every 4 hours)
Type of:
provision, supply, supplying
the activity of supplying or providing something

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