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force-feed

[fawrs-feed, fohrs-] /ˈfɔrsˈfid, ˈfoʊrs-/
verb (used with object), force-fed, force-feeding.
1.
to compel to take food, especially by means of a tube inserted into the throat:
They force-fed the prisoners in the hunger strike.
2.
to compel to absorb or assimilate:
The recruits were force-fed a military attitude.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for force-fed

force-feed

verb (transitive) -feeds, -feeding, -fed
1.
to force (a person or animal) to eat or swallow food
2.
to force (someone) to receive opinions, propaganda, etc
noun
3.
a method of lubrication in which a pump forces oil into the bearings of an engine, etc
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Word Origin and History for force-fed

force-feed

v.

by 1909, from force (n.) + feed (v.). Related: Force-fed; force-feeding.

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