[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’)
[gav-er-nee; French ga-var-nee] /ˌgæv ərˈni; French ga værˈni/ noun 1. a waterfall in SW France, in the Pyrenees. 1384 feet (422 meters) high.
/ɡæˈvæskɑː/ noun 1. Sunil Manohar (ˈsʊnɪl ˈmænəohɑː). born 1949, Indian cricketer: played in 125 test matches (1971–87), 47 as captain; first batsman to score more than 10,000 test runs
[geyv] /geɪv/ verb 1. simple past tense of . [giv] /gɪv/ verb (used with object), gave, given, giving. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please. 3. to place in someone’s care: If you give me your […]
[gav-uh l-kahynd] /ˈgæv əlˌkaɪnd/ noun, English Law. 1. (originally) a tenure of land in which the tenant was liable for a rental in money or produce rather than for labor or military service. 2. a customary system of land tenure whose chief feature was equal division of land among the heirs of the holder. 3. […]
[gav-uh l] /ˈgæv əl/ noun 1. a small mallet used by the presiding officer of a meeting, a judge, etc., usually to signal for attention or order. 2. a similar mallet used by an auctioneer to indicate acceptance of the final bid. 3. Masonry. 2 . verb (used with object) 4. to chair (a legislative […]