[ 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
Related formsin·gur·gi·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ingurgitate
/ (ɪnˈɡɜːdʒɪˌteɪt) /
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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