refeeding

noun
re·​feed·​ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfē-diŋ How to pronounce refeeding (audio) \
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 How to pronounce refeed (audio) \ verb, transitive + intransitive refed\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈfed How to pronounce refed (audio) \; refeeding
refeed anorexic adolescents

First Known Use of refeeding

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Refeeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refeeding. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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refeeding

noun
re·​feed·​ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfē-diŋ How to pronounce refeeding (audio) \

Medical Definition of refeeding

: the reintroduction of nutrition (as through a feeding tube or by oral feeding) into a severely malnourished individual (as one affected with anorexia nervosa or chronic alcoholism) to restore weight — see refeeding syndrome

Other Words from refeeding

refeed \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈfēd How to pronounce refeed (audio) \ verb refed\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈfed How to pronounce refed (audio) \; refeeding
refeed anorexic adolescents

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