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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To compel to ingest food; feed forcibly, especially by mechanical means.
  • transitive v. To force to assimilate: prisoners of war being force-fed the party line.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To force a person to ingest food, often using a tube passed into the stomach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a method of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings.
  • transitive v. to feed (someone) against his will, as during a hunger strike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings
  • v. feed someone who will not or cannot eat

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