- to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest).
- Aeronautics. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine.
Origin of ingest
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Examples from the Web for ingest
Cholera and typhoid fever are transmitted when I ingest contaminated food or drink.The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola
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As I fretted over whether it was safe for her ingest the body paint, she extolled its benefits.Naked on a New York Street—for Art
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The next day, the enforcer made the girl “to ingest pills designed to induce spontaneous abortion.”Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?
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So if you do get snake bite or ingest poison, the Bible says you should go see your priest.Bible Passages that Could Get You Killed
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Paul also begins his book tour, planning a schedule with what drugs he will ingest “before twenty-two of his twenty-five events.”The Gpistolary Novel: Tao Lin’s ‘Taipei’
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"Almost us ingest too many last dark," Geck gave what Hanlon knew was a shamefaced laugh.Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
The skink of course lacks the ophidian capacity to ingest relatively enormous objects.
They are able to migrate readily from place to place and to ingest small bodies, as bacteria.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
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- to take (food or liquid) into the body
- (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
C17: from Latin ingerere to put into, from in- ² + gerere to carry; see gest
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Word Origin and History for ingest
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