Dictionary.com

ingest

[ in-jest ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛst /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: ingest / ingested / ingestion on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
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.
QUIZ
ALL IN FAVO(U)R OF THIS BRITISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH QUIZ
There's an ocean of difference between the way people speak English in the US vs. the UK. Are your language skills up to the task of telling the difference? Let's find out!
Question 1 of 7
True or false? British English and American English are only different when it comes to slang words.

Origin of ingest

First recorded in 1610–20; from Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere “to throw or pour into”; see in-2, gest

OTHER WORDS FROM ingest

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ingest in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ingest

ingest
/ (ɪnˈdʒɛst) /

verb (tr)
to take (food or liquid) into the body
(of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)

Derived forms of ingest

ingestible, adjectiveingestion, nouningestive, adjective

Word Origin for ingest

C17: from Latin ingerere to put into, from in- ² + gerere to carry; see gest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK