egestion

[ ih-jes-chuh n ]
/ ɪˈdʒɛs tʃən /
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noun

the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.

Origin of egestion

1375–1425; Middle English < Latin ēgestiōn- (stem of ēgestiō), equivalent to ēgest- (see egest) + -iōn- -ion
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n.

early 15c., from Latin egestionem (nominative egestio), noun of action from past participle stem of egere (see egest).

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