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bottle-feed

[bot-l-feed] /ˈbɒt lˌfid/
verb (used with object), bottle-fed, bottle-feeding.
1.
to nurse or feed (an infant or young animal) with milk or other nourishment from a nursing bottle.
2.
to nurture or teach with exaggerated care:
We had to bottle-feed the new salesman on how to make door-to-door calls.
verb (used without object), bottle-fed, bottle-feeding.
3.
to feed an infant or young animal from a nursing bottle.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for bottle feed

bottle-feed

verb -feeds, -feeding, -fed
1.
to feed (a baby) with milk from a bottle instead of breast-feeding
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