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verb (used with object), in·gur·gi·tat·ed, in·gur·gi·tat·ing.
  1. to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food.
  2. to engulf; swallow up: The floodwaters ingurgitated trees and houses.
verb (used without object), in·gur·gi·tat·ed, in·gur·gi·tat·ing.
  1. to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.

Origin of ingurgitate

1560–70; < Latin ingurgitātus past participle of ingurgitāre to fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid, equivalent to in- in-2 + gurgit- (stem of gurges) whirlpool, flood + -ātus -ate1
Related formsin·gur·gi·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ingurgitate


  1. to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge
Derived Formsingurgitation, noun

Word Origin for ingurgitate

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