Etymology
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self-feeder (n.)

"one who or that which feeds itself" in any sense, 1877; see self- + feeder. Self-feeding (adj.), "keeping up a constant supply of anything in constant consumption" is attested from 1835.

updated on April 18, 2022

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Definitions of self-feeder from WordNet

self-feeder (n.)
a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material;
Synonyms: feeder
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