Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

ingest

play
verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

Simple Definition of ingest

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ingest

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take in for or as if for digestion

ingestible

play \-ˈjes-tə-bəl\ adjective

ingestion

play \-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun

ingestive

play \-ˈjes-tiv\ adjective

Examples of ingest in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of ingest

Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere to carry in, from in- + gerere to bear


First Known Use: 1620


Medical Dictionary

ingest

play
transitive verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

Medical Definition of ingest

  1. :  to take in for or as if for digestion





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ingest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a talk on a religious or moral theme

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

megillah torrent interruption rebellion
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ