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[ih-jes-chuh n]
  1. the process of egesting; the voiding of the refuse of digestion.
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Origin of egestion

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

  • Egestion, ej-est′yun, n. the passing off of excreta from within the body.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Is not the same precaution more essential with the receptacles for digestion and egestion?

    Intestinal Ills

    Alcinous Burton Jamison

Word Origin and History for egestion


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

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