feeding

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A pair of cattle feeding

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feeding

  1. present participle of feed

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feeding (countable and uncountable, plural feedings)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process of giving food.
    premium blend for feeding of dairy herds
  2. (countable) An instance or session of giving food.
    Coordinate term: serving
    the morning feeding might differ from the evening feeding in protein content
    optimal intervals between feedings for neonates with weak esophagogastric sphincter
    • 1750, The Universal Magazine (volume 7, page 52)
      [] they are nevertheless always like the lion's keeper, who, when by long patience, a thousand feedings, and a thousand clawings, he hath made a fierce lion familiar, yet never gives him meat, but with pulling back his hand, always in fear []
  3. (uncountable, usually said of animals) The act or process of eating.
    feeding from round bales is necessary here in winter, when pasturage is ebbed
  4. (countable, usually said of animals) An instance or session of eating.
    Coordinate term: meal
    picked up hardware disease during a feeding outside the intended pasture
  5. (dated) That which is eaten: food, feed, or fodder.
  6. (dated) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals.
    Hyponyms: pastureland, rangeland
  7. (uncountable) The loading of material into a machine that will process it.
    caution in the feeding of the No. 3 mill

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