[ in-jest ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛst /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM ingest
in·gest·i·ble, adjectivein·ges·tion, nounin·ges·tive, adjectivere·in·gest, verb (used with object)
un·in·gest·ed, adjectiveun·in·ges·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ingest
/ (ɪnˈdʒɛst) /
to take (food or liquid) into the body
(of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
Derived forms of ingestingestible, 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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