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drip-feed

[drip-feed] /ˈdrɪpˌfid/
noun
1.
intravenous feeding.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, for earlier sense
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British Dictionary definitions for drip feed

drip-feed

noun
1.
another name for drip (sense 6)
2.
a constant supply of small amounts of information
verb (transitive)
3.
to administer a solution (to someone) by means of a drip-feed
4.
to supply information constantly but in small amounts
5.
(informal) to fund (a new company) in stages rather than by injecting a large sum at its inception
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drip feed in Medicine

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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