Meaning of hand-feed

hand-feed

Pronunciation: (hand'fēd'), [key]
— -fed, -feed•ing.
  1. to feed (animals) with apportioned amounts at regular intervals. Cf. self-feed.
  2. to feed (an animal or person) by hand: The students hand-fed the baby monkeys with an eyedropper.
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