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Multiple Meanings
fodder — as in:  cannon fodder

In the Iran-Iraq war, the ayatollahs sent children and civilians to the front-line as cannon fodder.
people thought of as readily expendable to further a military campaign
fodder — as in:  fodder for discussion

She uses the news as fodder for her world geography class.
people or things useful for a particular purpose
fodder — as in:  cattle fodder

We have plenty of hay and fodder for the animals.
food such as hay or straw that is given to domesticated animals

More rarely, cannon fodder can reference a group of people considered expendable for any purpose.

Much more rarely, fodder is used as a verb to reference the feeding of fodder to domesticated animals.
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