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forced feeding

forced feeding in Medicine

forced feeding n.

  1. Administration of liquid food through a nasal tube passed into the stomach. Also called forced alimentation.

  2. Forcing a person to eat more food than desired.

force'-feed' v.
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  • forced feeding, sunlight and air, play as important a part here as in pulmonary tuberculosis.

  • This often requires the insertion of a stomach tube and forced feeding.

  • The beneficial effects in chorea of absolute rest in bed and forced feeding are a matter of common observation.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • The old Squire never learned of Halstead's bootless experiment in forced feeding.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's Charles Asbury Stephens
  • It is incredible, what three days of rest and forced feeding at my implacable hands, have done for Dinky-Dunk.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer

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