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

  • transitive v. To feed insufficiently.
  • transitive v. To supply (an engine) with fuel from the underside.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to feed inadequately or insufficiently

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To feed with too little food; to supply with an insufficient quantity of food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting apparatus which feeds or supplies fresh material from below; specifically, noting a form of mechanical feeder for fuel of boiler-furnaces, designed for bituminous coal rich in volatile components.
  • To supply with too little food; feed insufficiently.


under- +‎ feed (Wiktionary)



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