the administration of liquids through a stomach tube, as in forced feeding
Origin of gavageFrench ; from gaver, to stuff: see gavotte
Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.
Origin of gavageFrench, from gaver, to force down the throat, ultimately from Old French gave, throat, from Vulgar Latin *gaba.
(third-person singular simple present gavages, present participle gavaging, simple past and past participle gavaged)
- To stuff or glut with something