HyperDic: feeding

English > 2 senses of the word feeding:
NOUNactfeeding, eatingthe act of consuming food
actfeeding, alimentationthe act of supplying food and nourishment
feeding > pronunciation
Soundsfiy'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > feeding: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of consuming food.
Synonymeating
Partschew, chewing, mastication, manductionbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
Narrowerbite, chompThe act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
browse, browsingThe act of feeding by continual nibbling
coprophagy, coprophagiaeating / eating feces
diningThe act of eating / eating dinner
engorgementeating / eating / eating ravenously or voraciously to satiation
feasting, banquetingeating / eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
graze, grazingThe act of grazing / grazing
lunchingThe act of eating / eating lunch
mycophagyThe practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
necrophagia, necrophagyfeeding on corpses or carrion
omophagiaThe eating of raw food
repletion, surfeiteating until excessively full
scatophagyThe eating of excrement or other filth
suppingingestion of liquid food with a spoon or by drinking
tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustationTaking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
Broaderconsumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Spanishalimentación, nutrición
Catalanalimentació, nodriment, nutrició
Verbsfeedtake in food
English > feeding: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of supplying food and nourishment.
Synonymalimentation
Narrowerforced feeding, gavagefeeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
infant feedingfeeding an infant
intravenous feeding, IVAdministration of nutrients through a vein
overfeedingexcessive feeding
spoonfeedingfeeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
suckling, lactationfeeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
total parenteral nutrition, TPN, hyperalimentationAdministration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava
Broaderprovision, supply, supplyingThe activity of supplying or providing something
Spanishalimentación, nutrición
Catalanalimentació, nodriment, nutrició
Verbsfeedgive food to
feedprovide as food

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