force-feed force-feed

Definition(s):

  • (v) feed someone who will not or cannot eat

Usage(s):

  1. Because rodents have a lot of brown fat, it's very difficult to make them obese, even when you force-feed them in labs.
  2. The technique is to force-feed ducks with cornmeal through a tube put down their throats several times a day, causing their livers to enlarge.
  3. To make foie gras, farmers force-feed their fowl via a metal tube inserted in the ducks' throats.

News

  • Military doctors urged to refuse force-feeding at Guantanamo

    By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention camp because it violates their ethical obligations, two doctors and a medical ethics professor wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. "Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I feel most comfortable with the way it is right now," Schwarzenegger said. "Eventually, in a few years from now, you can re-address it again and see what the people of California think. You cannot force-feed those kind of things."
    on Sep 2, 2005 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Two things working against him - he's injured his hand and the fact he hasn't found a comfort zone on the floor," Jackson said. "I've been trying to force-feed him in games, and it's hurting us and it's hurting him."
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

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