ingestion(redirected from ingestions)
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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.]
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|Noun||1.||ingestion - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)|
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"