egestive
adjective see egestion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • egestive — See egestion. * * * …   Universalium

  • egestive — adjective Of or pertaining to egestion. See Also: ingestive …   Wiktionary

  • egestive — egestˈive adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑egest …   Useful english dictionary

  • egest — egestive, adj. /ee jest , i jest /, v.t. to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest). [1600 10; < L egest(us) (ptp. of egerere) carried out, equiv. to e E + ges (var. of ger ) carry + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • egestion — noun Etymology: Middle English egestioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French egestion, from Latin egestion , egestio, from egerere to carry outside, discharge, from e + gerere to carry Date: 1547 the act or process of discharging… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • egest — verb To excrete from the body. See Also: egesta, egestion, egestive …   Wiktionary

  • excretory — Synonyms and related words: egestive, eliminative, excretionary, excretive, exudative, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, leaky, oozy, percolative, permeable, pervious, porous, rheumy, runny, salivant, salivary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • secretory — Synonyms and related words: egestive, eliminative, excretionary, excretive, excretory, exudative, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, rheumy, salivant, salivary, salivous, secretional, secretive, seminal, serous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • egest — /iˈdʒɛst/ (say ee jest) verb (t) to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest). {Latin ēgestus, past participle, brought out} –egestive, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • egest —   v.t. excrete.    ♦ egesta, n.pl. excrements.    ♦ egestion, n.    ♦ egestive, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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