gavage


noun

  1. forced feeding, as by a flexible tube and a force pump.

noun

  1. forced feeding by means of a tube inserted into the stomach through the mouth
n.

1889, from French gavage, from gaver “to stuff” (17c.; see gavotte).

n.

  1. The introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.gastrogavage
  2. The therapeutic use of a high-potency diet.

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