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  Definition of feed
  1. food for domestic livestock
  2. introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor"
  3. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
  4. give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don''t give the child this tough meat"
  5. take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn''t eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
  6. serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
  7. feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
  8. provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
  9. gratify; "feed one''s eyes on a gorgeous view"
  10. profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
  11. move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  12. support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
Similar Words: provender, feed in, fertilize, fertilise, give, eat, feast, prey, run, flow, course

 

See Also: be due, flow from, overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over

 

Hyponyms: blood meal, corn gluten feed, cattle cake, creep feed, fodder, feed grain, eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage, grass, silage, ensilage, oil cake, slop, slops, swill, pigswill, pigwash, mash, cud, rechewed food, bird food, birdseed, petfood, pet-food, pet food, mast, fish meal, nitrify, dung, topdress, dine, scavenge, regurgitate, corn, undernourish, malnourish, overfeed, spoonfeed, force-feed, lunch, breakfast, breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, bottlefeed, inject, nutrify, aliment, nourish, range, crop, graze, raven, browse, flush, jet, gush, tide, surge, circulate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl, waste, run off, run down, pour, spill, run out, stream, well out, trickle, dribble, filter, drain, seep, ooze, gutter

 

Grouped Verbs: eat

 

Derivational Morphology: eat, self-feeder, feeder, fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, dressing, fertilizer, fertiliser, plant food, giving, gift, feeding, alimentation, eating, provender, eater, tributary, affluent, feast, prey, quarry, target, fair game, course, trend, flow, stream, flow rate, rate of flow, flowing, rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamlet, discharge, outpouring

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: ushqen   Basque: elikatu  
Breton: beva   Catalan: alimentar  
Chinese:   Croatian: hraniti  
Danish: fodre   Dutch: voeden  
Esperanto: manĝigi   Finnish: syöttää  
French: nourrir   German: füttern  
Hungarian: etet   Indonesian: beri  
Italian: nutrire   Japanese: 食べさせる  
Norwegian: mate   Polish: karmić  
Portuguese: alimentar   Russian: кормить  
Spanish: alimentar   Swedish: mata  
 
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