[ee-jest, ih-jest]

verb (used with object)

to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest).

Nearby words

  1. egalitarianism,
  2. egas moniz,
  3. egbert,
  4. eger,
  5. egeria,
  6. egesta,
  7. egestion,
  8. egg,
  9. egg albumin,
  10. egg and dart

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for egested



(tr) to excrete (waste material)
Derived Formsegestion, nounegestive, adjective

Word Origin for egest

C17: from Latin ēgerere to carry out, from gerere to carry

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Word Origin and History for egested



c.1600, from Latin egestus, past participle of egere, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + gere "to carry." Related: Egested; egesting.

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Medicine definitions for egested




To discharge or excrete from the body.

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