Definition of Ingest

1. Verb. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly. "They ingest more bread"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"




2. Verb. Take up mentally. "He absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
Exact synonyms: Absorb, Assimilate, Take In
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Larn, Learn
Specialized synonyms: Imbibe
Derivative terms: Absorption, Assimilation, Assimilation, Assimilator

Definition of Ingest

1. v. t. To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal.

Definition of Ingest

1. Verb. To take into the body, as for digestion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ingest

1. to take into the body [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ingest

1. To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal. Origin: L. Ingenium, p. P. Of ingerere to put in; pref. In- in + gerere to bear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ingest

ingenuities
ingenuitive
ingenuitous
ingenuity
ingenuous
ingenuously
ingenuousness
ingenuousnesses
ingenus
ingeny
ingerminate
ingerminated
ingerminates
ingerminating
ingersonite
ingest (current term)
ingesta
ingestable
ingested
ingester
ingesters
ingestibility
ingestible
ingesting
ingestion
ingestions
ingestive
ingests
inghalla
ingine

Literary usage of Ingest

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1. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"In order to be properly nourished we must ingest a certain amount of ... ingest an ordinary mixed diet containing an ample salt content for a period of two ..."

2. Practical physiological chemistry: A Book Designed for Use in Courses in by Philip Bovier Hawk (1916)
"To determine this form of nitrogen proceed as follows: ingest a ... To separate the feces properly ingest a capsule of carmine at the beginning of the test ..."

3. Physiology for Dental Students by Roy Gentry Pearce, John James Rickard Macleod (1915)
"In very simple forms of life the cells of the alimentary tract both ingest and digest the food material. In higher forms the cells of the alimentary tract ..."

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