from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A process of force-feeding a goose for foie gras
- n. A process of force-feeding cattle for veal
- n. Feeding by means of a tube passed into the stomach
- v. To stuff or glut with something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Forced feeding (as of poultry or infants) by means of a tube passed through the mouth down to the stomach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of fattening poultry for market by forcing them to swallow fixed quantities of food at stated intervals.
- n. In medicine, a similar method of forced feeding, employed under certain conditions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
A foie gras liver balloons to six to 10 times the size of the organ in a normal duck or goose, and the reason it grows so fatty is a process known as gavage.
Although the force-feeding, known as gavage, isn't exactly a warm and fuzzy process, Caro witnesses it at several farms in the United States and France and comes away thinking that it isn't horrible.
They are brought in for the gavage, which is when they were shown on the video.
The reasons usually just boil down to the gavage, which is the force feeding.
To animal welfare groups, the obscenity of force-feeding, known by the French word gavage, is self-evident.
Kelley says that after the sea turtles have been rescued, they are cleaned and treated - including what's called a 'gavage' of mayonnaise and cod liver oil that will help purge their digestive system of oil.
The 'gavage' accentuates the process, fattening ducks for a 12 to 15 day period, and geese for about 15 to 18 days.
What appears to be a gruesome act of quickly putting a tube down the duck or goose's throat known as 'gavage', does not cause damage to the animal.
The seaside town of Agay, just east of St-Raphael gaver (gah-vay) verb 1. to force-feed; to fill up (with) ...and in English there is the noun "gavage" (gah-vazh)--a feeding for someone who will not or cannot eat.
Association inspected farms in 2005 and then voted against a resolution condemning "gavage,"