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ingurgitate

[ in-gur-ji-teyt ]
/ 瑟n藞g蓽r d蕭瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路gur路gi路tat路ed, in路gur路gi路tat路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路gur路gi路tat路ed, in路gur路gi路tat路ing.
to drink or eat greedily; guzzle; swill.
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Origin of ingurgitate

First recorded in 1560鈥70; from Latin ingurgit膩tus, past participle of ingurgit膩re 鈥渢o fill, flood, drench with a stream of liquid,鈥 equivalent to in- 鈥渋n鈥 + gurgit- (stem of gurges ) 鈥渨hirlpool, flood鈥 + -膩tus past participle suffix; see in-2, -ate1

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

ingurgitate
/ (瑟n藞伞蓽藧d蕭瑟藢te瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of ingurgitate

ingurgitation, noun

Word Origin for ingurgitate

C16: from Latin ingurgit膩re to flood, from in- 虏 + gurges abyss
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