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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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  • Even without new seed varieties or fancy drip-feed irrigation, investment should help farmers.
  • Such loans-in effect, grants-would amount to a kind of fiscal drip-feed.
  • Treatments are made using a variety of types of equipment including drip-feed devices, measuring containers and metering pumps.
  • The biocide may be added to cooling water with a metering pump or by drip-feed or open-pouring.
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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