- to be subjected to; experience; pass through: to undergo surgery.
- to endure; sustain; suffer: to undergo sustained deprivation.
Origin of undergo
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Examples from the Web for undergoes
Despite starting with a flourish, that site has gone quiet in recent days as it undergoes a reorganization.Guardian and WaPo Share Pulitzer: Snowden Hails Victory for “More Accountable Democracy”
April 14, 2014
As Africa undergoes enormous political, economic, and social changes, women are poised to become powerful leaders.Women in the World Kicks Off!
The Daily Beast
March 2, 2012
The beauty and grace of the rituals that Barb undergoes are deeply contrasted with the inner turmoil she experiences here.Big Love's 12 Most Memorable Moments
March 19, 2011
This week, Bill O'Reilly slammed Jennifer Aniston's new movie about a single woman who undergoes artificial insemination.Jen v. Bill: Who's Right?
Joyce C. Tang
August 13, 2010
In the presence of yeast it undergoes alcoholic fermentation.
It undergoes alcoholic fermentation in the presence of yeast.
Each of these undergoes a series of changes claiming our consideration.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry
This oil is separated from the plant, and then undergoes the process of refining.Four Young Explorers
Evaporation of its water the principal change it undergoes, 334.Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee
L. L. Langstroth
- (tr) to experience, endure, or sustainto undergo a dramatic change of feelings
Word Origin and History for undergoes
Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.