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drip feed

n.
1. Administration of blood, plasma, saline, or sugar solutions, usually intravenously, a drop at a time.
2.
a. The device or tubes by which such a substance is administered.
b. The substance administered.

drip′-feed′ v.
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Noun1.drip feed - the administration of a solution (blood or saline or plasma etc.) one drop at a time
giving medication, administration - the act of administering medication
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He said: "Since March we have been drip-fed answers from the Ministry of Justice, with information being prised out through letters and parliamentary questions.
REGARDING the terrible tragedy of the high-rise flats fire in London, most people believe that the public is being deliberately misinformed, if only by omission, and drip-fed reports.
For many years he deceived police - and more importantly his victims' families - as he drip-fed information about the murders as well as the whereabouts of the bodies.
The Life Guards veteran caused uproar when he drip-fed intimate details of the pair's relationship - yet maintained that he would never betray her.
It argued new residential land "is drip-fed by the market at a rate that keeps prices high".
Solicitor Grant Brown, for the Scottish Social Services Council, said: "She was drip-fed information about this man for over two years but she continued the relationship regardless.
After all, some of the happy-slapping generation are the most well-informed youths in history, thanks to rolling news being drip-fed from social media, websites and TV 24/7.
And in a groundbreaking procedure, she was drip-fed egg and soya oil to stop her own body destroying embryos.
SINCE the present Coalition was formed, we have been drip-fed letters about how Labour would do it better - presumably because the writers believe voters have poor memories.
Tony Kelly, managing director of Northern Racing which runs Newcastle and Sedgefield Racecourses, said: "The money will go into a trust of some sort and will then be drip-fed back into the racing industry to support charitable causes and benefit racing generally, possibly through funding things like veterinary research or improvements to the greens.