ingurgitate

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verb in·gur·gi·tate \in-ˈgər-jə-ˌtāt\

Definition of ingurgitate

ingurgitated

;

ingurgitating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to swallow greedily or in large quantities :  guzzle

ingurgitation

play \(ˌ)in-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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Examples of ingurgitate in a Sentence

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

Did You Know?

Most people are familiar with "regurgitate" as a fancy synonym for "throw up," but far fewer know of its rarer antonym "ingurgitate." It's a word as likely to turn up in a spelling bee as in a conversation, but it does see occasional use, both literal (as in "ingurgitating red wine") and figurative (as in "ingurgitating artwork"). "Regurgitate" and "ingurgitate" (as well as "gurgitate," an even rarer synonym of "ingurgitate," and gorge, meaning "to eat greedily) can be ultimately traced back to the Latin word for "whirlpool," which is "gurges."

Origin and Etymology of ingurgitate

Latin ingurgitatus, past participle of ingurgitare, from in- + gurgit-, gurges whirlpool — more at voracious



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