Gavage meaning

gə-väzh
Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.
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The administration of liquids through a stomach tube, as in forced feeding.
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Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube.
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A process of force-feeding a goose for foie gras.
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A process of force-feeding cattle for veal.
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(medicine) Feeding by means of a tube passed into the stomach.
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To stuff or glut with something.
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Origin of gavage

  • French from gaver to force down the throat ultimately from Old French gave throat from Vulgar Latin gaba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French gavage, from gaver (“to stuff or cram”)

    From Wiktionary