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.


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On your visit to a wildlife park, you're allowed to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.
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