[ ee-jest, ih-jest ]
/ iˈdʒɛst, ɪˈdʒɛst /
verb (used with object)
to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest).
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM egeste·ges·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for egest
/ (iːˈdʒɛst) /
(tr) to excrete (waste material)
Derived forms of egestegestion, nounegestive, adjective
Word Origin for egest
C17: from Latin ēgerere to carry out, from gerere to carry
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Medical definitions for egest
[ ē-jĕst′ ]
To discharge or excrete from the body.
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