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Feed

Definition

noun

(1) Food, especially for farm animals; feedstuff; provender

(2) A grazing land; a pasture ground; a lea


verb

(1) To give or provide food to; to nourish; to serve as food

(2) To take in food (used of animals); to graze

(3) To add fertilizers or nutrients to (as in farming)


Supplement

(noun, 1) An example of animal feeds is chicken feed, which is basically a bird food comprised of grains given to poultry.


Word origin: Old English fēdan

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