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    fed a fierce curiosity?

    What's the meaning of "fed" in the following? Is it boost or satisfy or cause?

    ex)It is a question we'd all like answered: Is there life after death? In November of 2009 I was pronounced clinically dead. But the diagnosis was correct only up to a point. My experience fed a curiosity to know how "normal" such experiences are.....

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    Re: fed a fierce curiosity?

    What's the meaning of "fed" in the following? Is it boost or satisfy or cause?
    ex)It is a question we'd all like answered: Is there life after death? In November of 2009 I was pronounced clinically dead. But the diagnosis was correct only up to a point. My experience fed a curiosity to know how "normal" such experiences are....
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    keannu.
    "boost" is closest among your suggestions, in the sense of adding motivation and incentive. Many things can be similarly fed by circumstances rage, hope, preoccupation, bitterness, desire etc

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    Re: fed a fierce curiosity?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    What's the meaning of "fed" in the following? Is it boost or satisfy or cause?
    ex)It is a question we'd all like answered: Is there life after death? In November of 2009 I was pronounced clinically dead. But the diagnosis was correct only up to a point. My experience fed a curiosity to know how "normal" such experiences are.....

    keannu.
    "boost" is closest among your suggestions, in the sense of adding motivation and incentive. Many things can be similarly fed by circumstances rage, hope, preoccupation, bitterness, desire etc

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    Thanks a lot, it was not in the dictionary, but you confirmed it. You help so far have been helpful, I appreciate it!

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