Underfeed
Underfeed Un`der*feed", v. t. To feed with too little food; to supply with an insufficient quantity of food. [1913 Webster]

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  • underfeed — [un΄dərfēd′] vt. underfed, underfeeding 1. to feed less than is needed 2. to stoke (a fire) from below …   English World dictionary

  • underfeed — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: under (I) + feed 1. : to feed with too little food 2. : to feed with fuel from the underside II. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : being fed or feeding from ben …   Useful english dictionary

  • underfeed — transitive verb (underfed; feeding) Date: 1659 to feed with too little food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underfeed — /un deuhr feed / for 1; /un der feed / for 2, v.t., underfed, underfeeding. 1. to feed insufficiently. 2. to feed with fuel from beneath. [1650 60; UNDER + FEED] * * * …   Universalium

  • underfeed — verb to feed inadequately or insufficiently …   Wiktionary

  • underfeed — un·der·feed .ən dər fēd vb, fed fed; feed·ing vt to feed with too little food <an underfed woman has a higher probability of a miscarriage and of a stillbirth (Rose E. Frisch)> vi to eat too little food …   Medical dictionary

  • underfeed — v. supply with too little food; supply with fuel from the underside …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underfeed — See: underfed …   English dictionary

  • underfeed — un•der•feed [[t]ˌʌn dərˈfid[/t]] for 1; [[t]ˈʌn dɛrˌfid[/t]] for 2 v. t. fed, feed•ing 1) to feed insufficiently 2) to feed with fuel from beneath • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • underfeed — /ʌndəˈfid/ (say unduh feed) verb (t) (underfed, underfeeding) 1. to feed insufficiently. 2. to feed with fuel from beneath …   Australian English dictionary

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