ingurgitate

[ in-gur-ji-teyt ]
/ ɪnˈgɜr dʒɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), in·gur·gi·tat·ed, in·gur·gi·tat·ing.

to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food.
to engulf; swallow up: The floodwaters ingurgitated trees and houses.

verb (used without object), in·gur·gi·tat·ed, in·gur·gi·tat·ing.

to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.

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Origin of ingurgitate

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin ingurgitātus, past participle of ingurgitāre “to fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid,” equivalent to in- “in” + gurgit- (stem of gurges ) “whirlpool, flood” + -ātus past participle suffix; see in-2, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ingurgitate

in·gur·gi·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ingurgitate

ingurgitate
/ (ɪnˈɡɜːdʒɪˌteɪt) /

verb

to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge

Derived forms of ingurgitate

ingurgitation, noun

Word Origin for ingurgitate

C16: from Latin ingurgitāre to flood, from in- ² + gurges abyss
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