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factory farming

noun [U] uk   us  
a system of farming in which a lot of animals are kept in a small closed area, in order to produce a large amount of meat, eggs, or milk as cheaply as possible: a campaign against factory farming
factory-farmed
adjective uk   /ˈfæk.tər.iˌfɑːmd/ us    /-t̬ɚ.iˌfɑːrmd/
factory-farmed chickens
Translations of “factory farming”
in Chinese (Traditional) 工廠化養殖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工厂化养殖…
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