Ingest
Ingest In*gest", v. t. [L. ingenium, p. p. of ingerere to put in; pref. in- in + gerere to bear.] 1. To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To take into the body by any means, as by inhalation, injection, absorption, as well as through the mouth. [PJC]


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  • ingest — (v.) 1610s, from L. ingestus, pp. of ingerere to throw in, pour in, heap upon, from in into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + gerere to carry, of unknown origin. Related: Ingested; ingesting …   Etymology dictionary

  • ingest — *eat, swallow, devour, consume Analogous words: introduce, insert: *receive, take, accept …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ingest — [v] swallow absorb, consume, devour, digest, down, drink, eat, inhale; concept 169 …   New thesaurus

  • ingest — ► VERB ▪ take (food or drink) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. DERIVATIVES ingestion noun ingestive adjective. ORIGIN Latin ingerere bring in …   English terms dictionary

  • ingest — [in jest′] vt. [< L ingestus, pp. of ingerere, to carry, put into < in , into + gerere, to carry] to take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing ingestion n. ingestive adj …   English World dictionary

  • ingest — [[t]ɪnʤe̱st[/t]] ingests, ingesting, ingested VERB When animals or plants ingest a substance, they take it into themselves, for example by eating or absorbing it. [TECHNICAL] [V n] When we ingest a mineral it must be combined with an amino acid… …   English dictionary

  • ingest — UK [ɪnˈdʒest] / US verb [transitive] Word forms ingest : present tense I/you/we/they ingest he/she/it ingests present participle ingesting past tense ingested past participle ingested biology to take food or drink into the body Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • ingest — verb Ingest is used with these nouns as the object: ↑calorie …   Collocations dictionary

  • ingest — verb take (a substance) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. Derivatives ingestion noun ingestive adjective Origin C17: from L. ingest , ingerere bring in …   English new terms dictionary

  • ingest — v.tr. 1 take in (food etc.); eat. 2 absorb (facts, knowledge, etc.). Derivatives: ingestion n. ingestive adj. Etymology: L ingerere ingest (as IN (2), gerere carry) …   Useful english dictionary

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