Meaning of “tube feeding” in the English Dictionary

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"tube feeding" in British English

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tube feedingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃuːb ˌfiːd.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.

(Definition of “tube feeding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)