drip feed

drip-feed

[drip-feed]
noun
intravenous feeding.

Origin:
1905–10, for earlier sense

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drip-feed
 
n
1.  another name for drip
 
vb
2.  to administer a solution (to someone) by means of a drip-feed
3.  to supply information constantly but in small amounts
4.  informal to fund (a new company) in stages rather than by injecting a large sum at its inception
 
n
5.  a constant supply of small amounts of information

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drip feed n.

  1. Administration of blood, plasma, saline, or sugar solutions, usually intravenously, a drop at a time.

  2. The device or tubes by which such a substance is administered.

  3. The substance administered in this manner.

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