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[ee-jest, ih-jest] /iˈdʒɛst, ɪˈdʒɛst/
verb (used with object)
to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest).
Origin of egest
1600-10; < Latin ēgest(us) (past participle of ēgerere) carried out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + ges- (variant of ger-) carry + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
egestive, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for egest


(transitive) to excrete (waste material)
Derived Forms
egestion, noun
egestive, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēgerere to carry out, from gerere to carry
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Word Origin and History for egest

c.1600, from Latin egestus, past participle of egere, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + gere "to carry." Related: Egested; egesting.

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egest in Medicine

egest e·gest (ē-jěst')
v. e·gest·ed, e·gest·ing, e·gests
To discharge or excrete from the body.

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