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Meaning of GAVAGE

Pronunciation:  gu'vâzh

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
 

GAVAGE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: forced feeding
 
 See Also: alimentation, feeding, gastrogavage, nasogastric feeding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ga`vage"\ (g[.a]`v[.a]zh"), n. [F., fr. gaver to gorge.]
Forced feeding (as of poultry or infants) by means of a tube
passed through the mouth down to the stomach.

 

 

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