bottle-feed

verb
bot·​tle-feed | \ ˈbä-tᵊl-ˌfēd How to pronounce bottle-feed (audio) \
bottle-fed; bottle-feeding

Definition of bottle-feed

transitive verb

: to feed with a bottle bottle-feed an infant

First Known Use of bottle-feed

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bottle-feed was circa 1869

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“Bottle-feed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottle-feed. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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bottle-feed

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English Language Learners Definition of bottle-feed

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

bottle-feed

transitive verb
bot·​tle-feed | \ ˈbät-ᵊl-ˌfēd How to pronounce bottle-feed (audio) \
bottle-fed; bottle-feeding

Medical Definition of bottle-feed

: to feed (an infant) from a bottle rather than by breastfeeding

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