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ingest

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verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

Simple Definition of ingest

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

Full Definition of ingest

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

in·gest·ible play \-ˈjes-tə-bəl\ adjective
in·ges·tion play \-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun
in·ges·tive play \-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

ingest

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transitive verb in·gest \in-ˈjest\

Medical Definition of ingest

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





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