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in·gest

 (ĭn-jĕst′)
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.]

in·gest′i·ble adj.
in·ges′tion n.
in·ges′tive adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingestion - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)ingestion - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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"
suck, sucking, suction - the act of sucking
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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ingestion

noun
An act of swallowing:
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Translations
Ingestion

ingestion

[ɪnˈdʒestʃən] Ningestión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ingestion

[ɪnˈdʒɛstʃən] n [substance, food, drug] → ingestion f
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ingestion

n (Biol) → Nahrungsaufnahme f
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in·ges·tion

n. ingestión, proceso de ingerir alimentos.
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ingestion

n ingestión f
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References in periodicals archive ?
A recent study has found that the rate of foreign body ingestions per 10,000 children increased by 91.5 per cent from 9.5 in 1995 to 18 in 2015.
a) single-tablet ingestions are less frequently seen in suicide attempts than multiple-tablet ingestions
Upon questioning about possible ingestions, the physician elicited from the mother that the child may have eaten an unknown quantity of Vicks[R] VapoRub earlier that morning, sometime before 08:00.
A review of esophageal disc battery ingestions and a protocol for management.
Pediatric coin ingestions. Am J Dis Child 2001; 143(5): 546-8.
The study, published May 3 in Pediatrics, examined poison control calls related to accidental ingestions of buprenorphine-naloxone, a common narcotic pain reliever.
MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nationally, the rate of hospitalization and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission for opioid ingestions increased from 2004 to 2015, according to a study published online March 5 in Pediatrics.
Foreign body (FB) ingestions, including food bolus impactions, represent a challenging clinical problem in emergency departments (EDs).
The present case series reports the care of children following WAB ingestions, a current public health problem, as a first clinical study.
Manole, "Prevalence, clinical features and management of pediatric magnetic foreign body ingestions," Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
Ingestions of dentures, fish bones, chicken bones, toothpicks, and cocktail sticks have been described [3].