breast-feed


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breast·feed

or breast-feed (brĕst′fēd′)
v. breast·fed (-fĕd′), breast·feed·ing, breast·feeds
v.tr.
To feed (a baby) milk from the breast; suckle.
v.intr.
To breastfeed a baby.

breast-feed

vb, -feeds, -feeding or -fed
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast; suckle
ˈbreast-ˌfed adj
ˈbreast-ˌfeeding n

breast′-feed`



v. -fed, -feed•ing. v.t.
1. to nurse (a baby) at the breast; suckle.
v.i.
2. (of a baby) to nurse.
3. to nurse a baby.
[1900–05]

breast-feed


Past participle: breast-fed
Gerund: breast-feeding

Imperative
breast-feed
breast-feed
Present
I breast-feed
you breast-feed
he/she/it breast-feeds
we breast-feed
you breast-feed
they breast-feed
Preterite
I breast-fed
you breast-fed
he/she/it breast-fed
we breast-fed
you breast-fed
they breast-fed
Present Continuous
I am breast-feeding
you are breast-feeding
he/she/it is breast-feeding
we are breast-feeding
you are breast-feeding
they are breast-feeding
Present Perfect
I have breast-fed
you have breast-fed
he/she/it has breast-fed
we have breast-fed
you have breast-fed
they have breast-fed
Past Continuous
I was breast-feeding
you were breast-feeding
he/she/it was breast-feeding
we were breast-feeding
you were breast-feeding
they were breast-feeding
Past Perfect
I had breast-fed
you had breast-fed
he/she/it had breast-fed
we had breast-fed
you had breast-fed
they had breast-fed
Future
I will breast-feed
you will breast-feed
he/she/it will breast-feed
we will breast-feed
you will breast-feed
they will breast-feed
Future Perfect
I will have breast-fed
you will have breast-fed
he/she/it will have breast-fed
we will have breast-fed
you will have breast-fed
they will have breast-fed
Future Continuous
I will be breast-feeding
you will be breast-feeding
he/she/it will be breast-feeding
we will be breast-feeding
you will be breast-feeding
they will be breast-feeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breast-feeding
you have been breast-feeding
he/she/it has been breast-feeding
we have been breast-feeding
you have been breast-feeding
they have been breast-feeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breast-feeding
you will have been breast-feeding
he/she/it will have been breast-feeding
we will have been breast-feeding
you will have been breast-feeding
they will have been breast-feeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breast-feeding
you had been breast-feeding
he/she/it had been breast-feeding
we had been breast-feeding
you had been breast-feeding
they had been breast-feeding
Conditional
I would breast-feed
you would breast-feed
he/she/it would breast-feed
we would breast-feed
you would breast-feed
they would breast-feed
Past Conditional
I would have breast-fed
you would have breast-fed
he/she/it would have breast-fed
we would have breast-fed
you would have breast-fed
they would have breast-fed
Translations

breast-feed

[ˈbrestfɪːd] (breast-fed (pt, pp)) VTamamantar, criar a los pechos

breast-feed

[ˈbrɛstˌfiːd] (breast-fed (pt, pp)) vt & viallattare (al seno)

breast-feed

يُرْضِع kojit give bryst stillen θηλάζω amamantar imettää allaiter dojiti allattare al seno 授乳する 모유를 먹이다 borstvoeden amme nakarmić piersią amamentar кормить грудью amma ให้นมทารกด้วยนมแม่ emzirmek nuôi con bằng sữa mẹ 哺乳
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