gavage :

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

  • 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.
  • 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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