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  • 1Ingest — 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,… …

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  • 2ingest — (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 …

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  • 3ingest — *eat, swallow, devour, consume Analogous words: introduce, insert: *receive, take, accept …

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  • 4ingest — [v] swallow absorb, consume, devour, digest, down, drink, eat, inhale; concept 169 …

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  • 5ingest — ► VERB ▪ take (food or drink) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it. DERIVATIVES ingestion noun ingestive adjective. ORIGIN Latin ingerere bring in …

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  • 6ingest — [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 …

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  • 7ingest — [[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… …

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  • 8ingest — 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:… …

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  • 9ingest — verb Ingest is used with these nouns as the object: ↑calorie …

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  • 10ingest — 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 …

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  • 11ingest — 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) …

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  • 12ingest — transitive verb Etymology: Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere to carry in, from in + gerere to bear Date: 1620 to take in for or as if for digestion • ingestible adjective • ingestion noun • ingestive adjective …

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  • 13ingest — v. [L. ingestus, taken in] To convey food into a place of digestion …

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  • 14ingest — ingestible, adj. ingestion, n. ingestive, adj. /in jest /, v.t. 1. to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest). 2. Aeron. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine. [1610 20; < L ingestus&#8230; …

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  • 15ingest — verb /ɪn.dʒɛst/ To take into the body, as for digestion …

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  • 16ingest — in·gest in jest vt to take in for or as if for digestion …

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  • 17ingest — Synonyms and related words: ablate, absorb, assimilate, bleed white, burn up, consume, deplete, devour, digest, dispatch, dispose of, down, drain, drain of resources, drink, drink in, eat, eat up, engorge, engulf, erode, exhaust, expend, feed on …

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  • 18ingest — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. eat, drink, etc.; absorb, assimilate. See food, receiving. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. swallow, consume, eat. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cause to pass from the mouth into the&#8230; …

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  • 19ingest — in|gest [ınˈdʒest] v [T] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of ingerere, from gerere to carry ] to take food or other substances into your body →↑digest &GT;ingestion [ınˈdʒestʃən] n [U] →↑digest1 (1) …

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  • 20ingest — in|gest [ ın dʒest ] verb transitive TECHNICAL to eat or drink something ╾ in|ges|tion [ ın dʒestʃən ] noun uncount …

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