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gravity feed

noun
1.
the supplying of fuel, materials, etc., by force of gravity.
2.
a system or device designed for this purpose.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
Related forms
gravity-fed
[grav-i-tee-fed] /ˈgræv ɪ tiˌfɛd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for gravity-fed
  • The shelter will have wood-heated steam baths, a gravity-fed sewer system and a permafrost-chilled cellar.
  • gravity-fed eye wash stations contain their own water or flush fluid, and must be refilled after every use.
  • The treated water is stored in three storage tanks and is gravity-fed to houses and businesses when needed.
  • Collected rainwater joins river water and is diverted through a series of gravity-fed irrigation ditches.
  • The manure entered the pit through five gravity-fed drains leading from five holding barns.

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