verb in·gur·gi·tate \in-ˈgər-jə-ˌtāt\

Definition of INGURGITATE

transitive verb
:  to swallow greedily or in large quantities :  guzzle
in·gur·gi·ta·tion \(ˌ)in-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən\ noun


  1. <with no time for fine dining, we just ingurgitated our food and went on our way>


Latin ingurgitatus, past participle of ingurgitare, from in- + gurgit-, gurges whirlpool — more at voracious
First Known Use: circa 1570



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