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[bot-l-feed] /ˈbɒt lˌfid/
verb (used with object), bottle-fed, bottle-feeding.
to nurse or feed (an infant or young animal) with milk or other nourishment from a nursing bottle.
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.
to feed an infant or young animal from a nursing bottle.
Origin of bottle-feed
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Visitors can pay to bottle-feed cubs, walk with tigers, and pose for photos with animals chained to the ground.
  • They simply prefer to pump milk and exclusively bottle-feed their babies.
British Dictionary definitions for bottle-feed


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