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[ih-jes-chuh n]
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  1. the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.

Origin of egestion

1375–1425; Middle English < Latin ēgestiōn- (stem of ēgestiō), equivalent to ēgest- (see egest) + -iōn- -ion
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Historical Examples

  • Egestion, ej-est′yun, n. the passing off of excreta from within the body.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Is not the same precaution more essential with the receptacles for digestion and egestion?

    Intestinal Ills</p>

    Alcinous Burton Jamison

Word Origin and History for egestion


early 15c., from Latin egestionem (nominative egestio), noun of action from past participle stem of egere (see egest).

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