feeding

noun feed·ing \ ˈfē-diŋ \

Definition of feeding

1 : the act or process of eating or being fed
  • For a while zoos tried to control feeding by providing vending machines with pellets, but most have now banned it entirely.
  • —Phillip T. Robinson
often used before another noun
  • a feeding schedule
  • feeding behavior
2 : an instance of feeding
  • two a.m. feedings
  • ready for a feeding

First Known Use of feeding

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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