force' feed'

lubrication under pressure, as from a pump, used esp. in internal-combustion engines.


Pronunciation: (fôrs'fēd', fōrs'-), [key]
v.t., -fed, -feed•ing.
1. to compel to take food, esp. by means of a tube inserted into the throat: They force-fed the prisoners in the hunger strike.
2. to compel to absorb or assimilate: The recruits were force-fed a military attitude.

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