feeding

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of feeding was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Feeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeding. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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