feeding

noun
feed·​ing | \ ˈfē-diŋ How to pronounce feeding (audio) \

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 schedulefeeding behavior
2 : an instance of feeding two a.m. feedings ready for a feeding

First Known Use of feeding

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Feeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeding. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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