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English definition of “tube feeding”

tube feeding

noun [U] uk   /ˈtjuːbˌfiːd.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈtuːb ˌfiː.dɪŋ/ specialized
providing food through a tube into the stomach or other parts of the digestive system for patients who are cannot eat through the mouth: Unconscious patients may require tube feeding.
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