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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.
Origin of ingurgitate
1560–70;Related formsin·gur·gi·ta·tion, noun
< Latin ingurgitātus
past participle of ingurgitāre
to fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid, equivalent to in- in-2
(stem of gurges
) whirlpool, flood + -ātus -ate1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for ingurgitate
Derived Formsingurgitation, noun
- to swallow (food) with greed or in excess; gorge
C16: from Latin ingurgitāre to flood, from in- ² + gurges abyss
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