What is another word for feeding?

Pronunciation: [fˈiːdɪŋ] (IPA)

Feeding is a crucial aspect of human and animal sustenance, and a variety of synonyms exist to describe this important action. One common synonym is nourishing, which carries the connotation of providing essential nutrients and sustenance for health and growth. Another term, sustenance, emphasizes the importance of continued nourishment for survival and sustainability. Meanwhile, the word fueling suggests a more immediate focus on providing energy for activity or performance. The verb ingesting is also related, though it refers specifically to the action of taking in food or drink. These different synonyms for feeding offer a range of nuanced perspectives on this fundamental aspect of human and animal life.

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Usage examples for Feeding

He didn't even realize that Colonel Spaulding was feeding him fresh sheets of paper.
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett
For the children a week of hunger and misery began, for Gebhr did not think of feeding them.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Here, I knew, were excellent feeding grounds for musk ox and caribou.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Feeding

  • They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children.
    Barbara Amiel
  • I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory.
    Kevin J. Anderson
  • That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time.
    Michael Baden
  • Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.
    Erykah Badu
  • When looking at the evidence of feeding on large prey, you can see every size tooth from hatchling to adult in one spot. The babies may have been fed in the nest until they were full grown, like in eagles and hawks.
    Robert T. Bakker

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