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tr.v. in·gest·ed, in·gest·ing, in·gests
1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. See Synonyms at eat.
2. To take in and absorb as food: "Marine ciliates ... can be observed ... ingesting other single-celled creatures and harvesting their chloroplasts" (Carol Kaesuk Yoon).
[Latin ingerere, ingest- : in-, in; see in-2 + gerere, to carry.]
1. to take (food or liquid) into the body
2. (Aeronautics) (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, a bird, etc)
[C17: from Latin ingerere to put into, from in-2 + gerere to carry; see gest]
to take into the body, as food or liquid (opposed to egest).
[1610–20; < Latin ingestus, past participle of ingerere to heap on, pour into the body =in- in-2 + gerere to carry]
Past participle: ingested
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|Verb||1.||ingest - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"|
hit - consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
sample, taste, try, try out - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
smoke - inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
swallow, get down - pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
sup - take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
|2.||ingest - take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"|
larn, learn, acquire - gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
imbibe - receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles"