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- to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest).
- Aeronautics. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine.
Origin of ingest
1610–20;Related formsin·gest·i·ble, adjectivein·ges·tion, nounin·ges·tive, adjectivere·in·gest, verb (used with object)un·in·gest·ed, adjectiveun·in·ges·tive, adjective
< Latin ingestus
past participle of ingerere
to throw or pour into. See in-2
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British Dictionary definitions for reingest
Derived Formsingestible, adjectiveingestion, nouningestive, adjective
- to take (food or liquid) into the body
- (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
C17: from Latin ingerere to put into, from in- ² + gerere to carry; see gest
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Word Origin and History for reingest
1610s, from Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere "to throw in, pour in, heap upon," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + gerere "to carry" (see gest). Related: Ingested; ingesting.
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