re- + feed
refeed (third-person singular simple present refeeds, present participle refeeding, simple past and past participle refed)
- To feed 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., 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.