refeeding

noun
re·feed·ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfē-diŋ \
plural refeedings

Definition of refeeding 

medical : the reintroduction of nutrition (as through a feeding tube or by oral feeding) into a severely malnourished individual (such as one affected with anorexia nervosa or chronic alcoholism) to restore weight If too rapid a refeeding program follows such periods of starvation, providing protein and carbohydrate without cofactors such as thiamin and magnesium, serious metabolic and neurologic disturbances can follow. —Sue Rodwell Williams — see also refeeding syndrome

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refeed \(ˌ)rē-ˈfēd \ verb, transitive + intransitive refed\(ˌ)rē-ˈfed \; refeeding
refeed anorexic adolescents

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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