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