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.
- in·gest·i·ble, adjective
- in·ges·tion, noun
- in·ges·tive, adjective
- re·in·gest, verb (used with object)
- un·in·gest·ed, adjective
- un·in·ges·tive, adjective
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How to use ingest in a sentence
He brought volunteers from his theology classes to a basement chapel where they would ingest either psilocybin or a placebo and hear the Good Friday service being piped in from above them.
Young women, and women of all ages, have been forced to ingest really horrific and harmful messaging for the past four years.Why ‘The Craft: Legacy’ director decided to make a witch movie for woke teens | Helena Andrews-Dyer | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
While the exact mechanisms of psilocin are still under investigation, ingesting psilocybin is considered relatively safe.Oregon just voted to legalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what that actually means. | Rachel Feltman | November 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
Applications that use large windows have memory requirements ranging from gigabytes to terabytes in size, meaning models can only ingest a few paragraphs of text or generate short pieces of music.
Because we are all likely to conduct more and more doomscrolling as the election nears and 2020 continues its infamy, I urge you to stop ingesting digital junk, and start reading a book.Stop doomscrolling on social media and read a book | matthewheimer | October 25, 2020 | Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for ingest
to take (food or liquid) into the body
(of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
- ingestible, adjective
- ingestion, noun
- ingestive, adjective
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