Simple Definition of ingest
: to take (something, such as food) into your body : to swallow (something)
Examples of ingest
The drug is more easily ingested in pill form.
<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
Rhymes with ingest
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Medical Definition of ingest
: to take in for or as if for digestion
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