verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

: to take (something, such as food) into your body : to swallow (something)

Full Definition of INGEST

transitive verb
:  to take in for or as if for digestion
in·gest·ible \-ˈjes-tə-bəl\ adjective
in·ges·tion \-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun
in·ges·tive \-ˈjes-tiv\ adjective

Examples of INGEST

  1. The drug is more easily ingested in pill form.
  2. <claims that the average person ingests considerably more calories than is necessary or desirable>

Origin of INGEST

Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere to carry in, from in- + gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1620
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

Medical Definition of INGEST

:  to take in for or as if for digestion


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