gavage gavage

Definition(s):

  • (n) feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat

Usage(s):

  1. The debate is centered on the practice of gavage, in which corn is force-fed to farm-raised ducks through a funnel down their throats.
  2. And his first stop, a tour of a duckfoie gras farm in upstate New York that uses gavage, left Sousa with literal nightmares.
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