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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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Related Words for egested

secrete, ejaculate, eject, expel, leak, void, remove, evacuate, perspire, produce, eliminate, pass, exhale, urinate, exude, emanate, sweat, exudate, defecate, egest

British Dictionary definitions for egested


  1. (tr) to excrete (waste material)
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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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egested in Medicine


  1. To discharge or excrete from the body.
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