- to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food.
- to engulf; swallow up: The floodwaters ingurgitated trees and houses.
- to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.
Origin of ingurgitate
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- to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge
Word Origin for ingurgitate
C16: from Latin ingurgitāre to flood, from in- ² + gurges abyss
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