misfeed

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *misfeden, from Old English misfēdan, equivalent to mis- +‎ feed.

Noun[edit]

misfeed ‎(plural misfeeds)

  1. A fault in a mechanical feed mechanism (in the paper pick-up of a printer, for example).

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Verb[edit]

misfeed ‎(third-person singular simple present misfeeds, present participle misfeeding, simple past and past participle misfed)

  1. (transitive) To feed incorrectly, as for example with the wrong foodstuff.
    • 2015, Rachel Smith, ‎John Davidson, ‎Lizards For Kids (page 18)
      The problem with keeping the green iguana as a pet is that they are often misfed. For example, some will feed them meat or meat-based foods []

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