self-fed ˈself-ˈfed How to pronounce self-feed (audio) ; self-feeding

transitive verb

: to provide rations to (animals) in bulk so as to permit feeding as wanted

Examples of self-feed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-feed was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Self-feed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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