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English definition of “bottle-feed”

bottle-feed

verb [I or T]     /ˈbɒt.l̩.fiːd/ US  /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩-/
to feed a baby with milk from a bottle : She bottle-fed both of her babies . → Compare breastfeedGiving food to people and animalsParenting and caring for children bottle-feeding     /ˈbɒt.l̩ˌfiː.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩-/ noun [U] Giving food to people and animalsParenting and caring for children
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