[guh-vahzh; French ga-vazh] /gəˈvɑʒ; French gaˈvaʒ/

forced feeding, as by a flexible tube and a force pump.
forced feeding by means of a tube inserted into the stomach through the mouth

1889, from French gavage, from gaver “to stuff” (17c.; see gavotte).

gavage ga·vage (gə-väzh’)

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