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Noun: feeding  fee-ding
  1. The act of consuming food
    - eating
     
  2. The act of supplying food and nourishment
    - alimentation
Verb: feed (fed)  feed
  1. Provide as food
    "Feed the guests the nuts"
     
  2. Give food to
    "Feed the starving children in India";
    - give
     
  3. Increase or justify; supply with a source of material
    "Her success feeds her vanity"
     
  4. Introduce continuously
    "feed carrots into a food processor";
    - feed in
     
  5. Support or promote
    "His admiration fed her vanity"
     
  6. Take in food; used of animals only
    - eat
     
  7. Serve as food for; be the food for
    "This dish feeds six"
     
  8. Move along, of liquids
    "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi";
    - run, flow, course
     
  9. Profit from in an exploitatory manner
    "He feeds on her insecurity";
    - prey
     
  10. Gratify
    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view";
    - feast
     
  11. (farming) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
    "We should feed soil if we want to grow healthy plants";
    - fertilize, fertilise [Brit], enrich

Derived forms: feedings

Type of: advance, boost, cater, consume, consumption, enclose, encourage, enrich, exploit, furnish, further, have, inclose, ingest, ingestion, insert, intake, introduce, move, ply, promote, provide, provision, put in, regale, render, stick in, supply, supplying, take, take in, treat, uptake, work

Antonym: starve

Encyclopedia: Feeding

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