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Definition of 'feed'

See also: fee 


  1. food for domestic livestock
       Synonyms: provender


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

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