- 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
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- (tr) to excrete (waste material)
C17: from Latin ēgerere to carry out, from gerere to carry
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To discharge or excrete from the body.