bottle-feed

verb bot·tle-feed \ ˈbä-tᵊl-ˌfēd \

Definition of bottle-feed

bottle-fed; bottle-feeding
: to feed with a bottle
  • bottle-feed an infant

First Known Use of bottle-feed

circa 1869

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BOTTLE-FEED Defined for English Language Learners

bottle-feed

Definition of bottle-feed for English Language Learners

  • : to feed (a baby or young animal) with a bottle instead of from its mother's breast


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bottle-feed

transitive verb bot·tle-feed \ ˈbät-ᵊl-ˌfēd \

medical Definition of bottle-feed

bottle-fed; bottle-feeding
: to feed (an infant) from a bottle rather than by breastfeeding

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