[ 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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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby ingest
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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Example sentences from the Web for ingestive
Ingestive causation is a sufficiently fit designation for all errors of diet, as well as misuse of medicines, and poisoning.
British Dictionary definitions for ingestive
/ (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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