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vb. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of. To satisfy; gratify or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire. To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep. To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.


 - (Mach.) (a) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press. (b) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).


 - vb. To take food; to eat. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); ...

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