ingest

verb

in·​gest in-ˈjest How to pronounce ingest (audio)
ingested; ingesting; ingests

transitive verb

: to take in for or as if for digestion
ingestible adjective
ingestive adjective

Examples of ingest in a Sentence

The drug is more easily ingested in pill form. claims that the average person ingests considerably more calories than is necessary or desirable
Recent Examples on the Web Some people also unknowingly ingest xylazine that has been cut into another drug. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 11 July 2024 The news video team will chase down, originate, ingest and verify news video from all sources, whether that’s on-the-ground video shot by our own journalists, social media video needing verification, video from agencies or affiliates or other sources. Ted Johnson, Deadline, 10 July 2024 In November, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office charged two parents with murder after their 18-month-old daughter Winter died from ingesting fentanyl and methamphetamine. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2024 However, ingesting too much beetroot powder can potentially increase your risk for lung cancer and other health conditions. Jillian Kubala, Health, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for ingest 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ingest was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Ingest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingest. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ingest

verb
in·​gest in-ˈjest How to pronounce ingest (audio)
: to take in for or as if for digestion
ingestion noun

Medical Definition

ingest

transitive verb
in·​gest in-ˈjest How to pronounce ingest (audio)
: to take in for or as if for digestion

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