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[ee-jest, ih-jest]
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
Related formse·ges·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for egest


  1. (tr) to excrete (waste material)
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Derived Formsegestion, nounegestive, 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


  1. To discharge or excrete from the body.
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