ingest

verb in·gest \ in-ˈjest \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of ingest

transitive verb
: to take in for or as if for digestion

ingestible

play \in-ˈje-stə-bəl\ adjective

ingestion

play \in-ˈjes-chən, -ˈjesh-\ noun

ingestive

play \in-ˈje-stiv\ 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

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Origin and Etymology of ingest

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

ingest Synonyms

Synonyms
consume, eat, 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

INGEST Defined for English Language Learners

ingest

verb

Definition of ingest for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

ingest

transitive verb in·gest \ in-ˈjest \

medical Definition of ingest

: to take in for or as if for digestion


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