refeed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ feed

Verb[edit]

refeed (third-person singular simple present refeeds, present participle refeeding, simple past and past participle refed)

  1. (transitive) To feed (a person or organism) again, especially after a period of starvation or malnourishment.
    • 1997, David M. Garner, “Psychoeducational principles in treatment”, in Garner & Garfinkel, editors, Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders, 2nd ed.[1], ISBN 1572301864, page 156:
      The group of volunteers who received a relatively small increment in calories during refeeding (400 calories more than during semistarvation) had no rise in BMR for the first 3 weeks.
  2. (transitive) To feed (material) back into a machine.

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Noun[edit]

refeed (plural refeeds)

  1. The process of feeding again.

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