force-feed : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  feed someone who will not or cannot eat

  • Because rodents have a lot of brown fat, it's very difficult to make them obese, even when you force-feed them in labs.
  • 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.
  • To make foie gras, farmers force-feed their fowl via a metal tube inserted in the ducks' throats.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in San Francisco Chronicle
    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."
  • Phil Jackson in Los Angeles Times
    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."

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