Etymology
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gavage (n.)

"force-feeding of poultry for market," 1889, from French gavage, from gaver "to stuff" (17c.; see gavotte).

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Definitions of gavage

gavage (n.)
feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat;
Synonyms: forced feeding
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