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ingest

[ in-jest ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛst /
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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.
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Origin of ingest

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

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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
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