- 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
Examples from the Web for ingestion
The ingestion of supplements, however, is anything but natural.How Lobbyists Will Keep You Hooked on Vitamins
Paul A. Offit
December 21, 2013
Are there enough devices to handle the ingestion and expectoration?How to Survive a Filibuster
September 26, 2013
One study notes that ingestion of Po-210 can cause similar but not identical symptoms to other forms of ARS.The Ghost of Yasser Arafat
July 12, 2012
He sought the help of a Swiss monk (you know how you do) who prescribed the ingestion of 36 lemons per day.Dead Cool: Gayelord Hauser
May 29, 2010
Symptoms did not commence until several hours after ingestion.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
It is for this reason that we feel sleepy after the ingestion of a hearty dinner.Sleep and Its Derangements
William A. Hammond
This restriction is proper at, and for some time after, the ingestion of food.
Cases of acute poisoning arising from the ingestion of cheese are reported from time to time.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition
H. L. Russell
The minimum blood pressure is very uniform throughout the day, and is little affected by the ingestion and digestion of meals.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- to take (food or liquid) into the body
- (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
Word Origin and History for ingestion
1610s, from Latin ingestionem (nominative ingestio) "a pouring in," noun of action from past participle stem of ingerere (see ingest).
- The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth.
- The taking in of particles by a phagocytic cell.