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English definition of “factory farming”

factory farming

noun [U]    
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 farmingAnimal farming - general words factory-farmed     /ˈfæk.tər.iˌfɑːmd/ US  /-t̬ɚ.iˌfɑːrmd/ adjective factory-farmed chickensAnimal farming - general words
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