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[hand-feed] /ˈhændˈfid/
verb (used with object), hand-fed, hand-feeding.
Agriculture. to feed (animals) with apportioned amounts at regular intervals.
Compare self-feed.
to feed (an animal or person) by hand:
The students hand-fed the baby monkeys with an eyedropper.
Origin of hand-feed
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On your visit to a wildlife park, you're allowed to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.
  • Never step over a rotating shaft, lean over a conveyer, or hand-feed materials into machines with moving parts or blades.
  • The native preserve is home to a population of chickadees that you can hand-feed.
  • Thread and hand-feed materials through machine cutters or abraders.
  • Attempts to hand-feed wildlife are even more dangerous.

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