ingest


ingest

verb

Definition of INGEST

1
to take in as food <claims that the average person ingests considerably more calories than is necessary or desirable>
Synonyms consume, ingest, partake (of), put away, put down, tuck (away or in)
Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack
2
to take into the stomach through the mouth and throat <ingested the foul-tasting medicine with only the greatest difficulty>
Synonyms down, get down, ingest
Related Words drink, guzzle, imbibe, knock back, sip; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gulp, ingurgitate; consume, eat, mouth (down), put away, sup; gorge, scarf, scoff, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), lap, lick, munch, nibble (on), peck (at), ruminate; dispatch, finish, polish off

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