ingest

[ 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

1610–20; < Latin ingestus past participle of ingerere to throw or pour into. See in-2, gest

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British Dictionary definitions for ingestion

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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Medical definitions for ingestion

ingestion
[ ĭn-jĕschən ]

n.

The act of taking food and drink into the body by the mouth.
The taking in of particles by a phagocytic cell.

Other words from ingestion

in•gest (-jĕst) v.in•gestive (-jĕstĭv) adj.
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