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Definition of "gavage" [‖Ga•vage]

  • Introduction of nutritive material into the stomach by means of a tube. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gavage" in a sentence
  • "A foie gras liver balloons to six to 10 times the size of the organ in a normal duck or goose, and the reason it grows so fatty is a process known as gavage."
  • "Although the force-feeding, known as gavage, isn't exactly a warm and fuzzy process, Caro witnesses it at several farms in the United States and France and comes away thinking that it isn't horrible."
  • "They are brought in for the gavage, which is when they were shown on the video."