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Noun: spoonfeeding  'spoon,fee-ding
  1. Feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
  2. Teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought
Verb: spoonfeed (spoonfed)  'spoon,feed
  1. Feed with a spoon
  2. Teach without challenging the students
    "This professor spoonfeeds his students"

Derived forms: spoonfeedings

Type of: alimentation, feed, feeding, give, instruct, instruction, learn, pedagogy, teach, teaching